Our examiners have access to a huge number of patent and non-patent literature databases through EPOQUE. EPOQUE is the European Patent Office search system, accessible to all national European patent offices and other selected patent offices worldwide.

Furthermore, Nordic Patent Institute has teamed up with various commercial database vendors to provide our examiners with an even wider coverage. This includes Asian language databases, non-patent literature databases, databases providing the option of semantic searching, as well as some Sequence and structure databases.

Nordic Patent Institute searches the PCT minimum documentation as well as Nordic material (SE, FI, NO, DK). The PCT minimum includes English abstracts of Korean, Russian, Spanish and Japanese documents. A growing number of English abstracts of Chinese documents is also available.