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In a free access all kinds of searches (advanced, number, professional) may be conducted in EAPO DB as well as searching by number of a document in other patent DB. The search results are presented in the form of abstract and bibliographical descriptions of patent documents. Services of virtual access to full specifications of patent documents from external sources and search in IPC DB are rendered.
Access on a paid basis is open to all DB of the system in advanced, number and professional modes, as well as metasearch. Front pages and full specifications of Eurasian patents and published Eurasian applications are presented. Services of virtual access to full specifications of documents are available from external sources, subject search in EAPATIS DB using IPC DB, search in IPC DB.
Access on a paid basis will be provided after concluding an agreement on patent and information services on EAPATIS basis (http://www.eapatis.com/info/descript.htm#P4).
In 2009, EAPATIS responded to 710 thousand user requests. As for national patent offices, the largest number of queries came from the patent offices of Russia (over 90 thousand), Belarus (about 67 thousand), Kazakhstan (over 65 thousand), Ukraine (about 12 thousand), Uzbekistan (around 9 thousand). During the year under review, the number of free of charge search queries from third parties, visiting the system as guests, grew by roughly 30%. Free access to EAPATIS, based on agreements providing for reciprocity, is provided to the Office of Industrial property of the Czech Republic and to the Korean Intellectual property Office (KIPO). 19 companies were provided with access to EAPATIS for payment among them higher educational establishments, patent attorneys, enterprises, organizations and private entrepreneurs.