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Information sources in patents: Stephen Adams.

Oppenheim, Charles


Charles Oppenheim


This is a book review of Stephen Adams' book Information Sources in Patents. This heavyweight tome is a completely revised and updated edition of a well-established guide to patent information sources. It comprises 19 chapters plus numerous appendices and annexes, all written by one of the acknowledged experts in the field of patent searching. The chapters are organised into two parts: first, patent law and the patent systems of each of the major patent-issuing authorities in the world; and, second, sources of patent and patent-relevant information and search techniques.


OPPENHEIM, C. 2021. Information sources in patents: Stephen Adams. European intellectual property review [online], 43(8), pages 553. Available from:

Journal Article Type Book Review
Acceptance Date Jul 16, 2021
Online Publication Date Jul 16, 2021
Publication Date Aug 31, 2021
Deposit Date Jul 22, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 17, 2022
Journal European intellectual property review
Print ISSN 0142-0461
Publisher Sweet and Maxwell
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 8
Pages 553
Item Discussed ADAMS, S. 2020. Information sources in patents. 4th ed. Berlin: De Gruyter/Saur. ISBN 9783110550061
Keywords Intellectual property; Patent law; Patent systems
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