You can use the keyword search in three languages: German, English and French. Most entries can be found in our data for English terms. Keywords are searched in the title of patent applications, as well as brief descriptions (abstracts). Therefore, we advise you to search based on terms that you would expect in the title or description of a patent application. Industry names┬álike “IT” or an educational background as “engineering” are not helpful. For this we recommend the toplists.

If possible, please do not only for one technical term that describes your invention best, but vary the term through the use of synonyms.