Special library and reading room

Come and visit our library if you

  • search for a business idea;
  • wonder if your invention is already known somewhere else; or
  • want to learn about the history of technical inventions.

Our collections comprise

  • some 70 million patent publications from over 40 countries, of which
    • 60 million in Espacenet database
    • 12 million on CD-ROMs
  • 25,000 books on industrial property, commercial and business law, different fields of technology, patenting, trademarks, designs, utility models, associations and foundations
  • patent gazettes and most important industrial property publications.

The library is divided into two synergistic units: the Patent Collection and the Special Library, also referred to as "non-patent library".

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Latest update 26.06.2019