WIPO launches new search facility for PATENTSCOPE database to support COVID-19 innovation efforts

The Wolrd Internation Patent Organization-WIPO has just launched a new search functionality for its global patent database, PATENTSCOPE, to facilitate the location and retrieval of information contained in published patent documents that may be useful for innovators developing new technologies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The WIPO COVID-19 search facility of PATENTSCOPE will provide scientists, engineers, public health policymakers, industry actors, and members of the general public with an easily accessible source of intelligence for improving detection, prevention, and treatment of diseases such as the novel coronavirus.

The new PATENTSCOPE search facility provides dozens of search queries specially curated by patent information experts who have identified technological areas (International Patent Classification classes and groups) relevant to the detection, prevention and treatment of COVID-19: personal protective equipment, diagnostics, medical facilities and transport, medical treatment, artificial respiration.

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