An Introduction to the Patstat Database with Example Queries

Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 08/14

Date: 2014


Gaétan de Rassenfosse
Hélène Dernis
Geert Boedt


This paper provides an introduction to the Patstat patent database. It offers guided examples of ten popular queries that are relevant for research purposes and that cover the most important data tables. It is targeted at academic researchers and practitioners willing to learn the basics of the database.

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  • Patent, Patstat