Technological Information – FAQ

1. What is technological information from Patents?

It is the whole of both the technological information which is contained in a Patent and of the rest of the items of information which accompany it.

2. What kind of information is contained in Patents?

  • Technical/Scientific information on the pre-existing level of the technique.
  • Bibliographical information, such as, for example, who is the owner or inventor of an invention.
  • Legal information such as the term of force of a patent.
  • Information of an economic-commercial character, such as, for example, research into the competition.

3. What are the sources for the technical information of OBI?

  • The printed archive of OBI.
  • The central computer system of OBI.
  • Special data bases on Patents of the European Office.
  • Special subscriber scientific data bases.

4. Where is the technological information supplied?

Technological information from published Patents is provided at the offices of OBI in Athens and through Internet . Technological Information from free databases can also be provided through the Regional Sub-Offices (Patent Libraries) of OBI in the following link.

5. How is technological information supplied?

Technological information is supplied by specialist personnel of OBI following the completion of a special application (Pre-search form) – which is available on the Organisation’s web page.

6. What is the search fee for technological information from Patents?

The third-party search fee amounts to 60 euros for results up to 60 records/industrial property titles (titles). For records, in case of need, above 60 records/titles, there will be a charge of 2 euros for every extra record/title.

7. What does technological information from Patents search provide?

The results of a technological information search include bibliographical data and summaries of Patents acquired, and, where necessary, a typical design.