New resource: esp@cenet

The esp@cenet patents database service has been added to eSearch as a new resource. Access is unrestricted on-campus and off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

The esp@cenet service offers the general public free access to worldwide patent information via the internet. It has the following main aims: to offer basic patent information to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises, students etc; to increase awareness and use of patent information at the national and European levels; to support innovation, reduce wastage in the innovation cycle; and to supplement existing channels for the dissemination of patent information.

‘Find a database’ searches in eSearch for either ‘espacenet’ or ‘esp@cenet’ will retrieve this resource.