RDA & FRBR - An online course by GO | School for Information

511Basic Patent Information Course (BPIC)

Successful innovation is inseparable from the proper use of Patent Information, both concern the legal-patent aspects as well as the technical-scientific aspects of the innovation process. However, the use of Patent Information is often far from optimal for the following reasons:

  • The lack of knowledge with the material, on one hand with the scope/meaning of the protection rights and, on the other hand, with the accessibility and retrievability of necessary information,
  • Patent accessibility is very specific and deviates substantially from other kinds of publications,
  • The technical-legal language in patent publications is not aimed generally at disclosing scientific information.

GO | School for Information organizes a basic course and refresher advanced courses in which these challenges will be addressed. The courses are organised under the auspices of Dutch Patent Information User Group (WON).


The course is offered over 9 days, divided over 3 weeks, with an additional 7 to 10 hours of study required per week. The course consists of 7 components, which also can be followed individually as a refresher course.

All lessons will be provided in English through online video classes (ZOOM).


The course will provide students with a solid knowledge of patent information, in general, however, particular attention is given to patent searches, legal aspects, the accessibility and retrieval of patent information.


 Day   Module   Time
  10 May   Patent documents and their accessibility
(Module 1A)
  09:30 – 16:30 GMT +1
  11 May     Patent classification
(Module 1B)
  09:30 – 16:30 GMT +1
  9 April  Full text searching and citation searching
(Module 3B)
  09:30 – 16:30 GMT +1
   16 May Retrieval and distribution of patent literature
(Module 3C)
 09:30 – 16:30 GMT +1
   17 May   Retrieval and distribution of patent literature
(Module 3C)
  09:30 – 16:30 GMT +1
   18 May   Patent legal aspects and patent legislation
(Module 2)
  09:30 – 16:30 GMT +1
  25 May   Examination Module 1A & 2   10:00 – 12:30   GMT+1
  25 Mayl   Searching non patent literature
(Module 3A)
   13:30 – 16:30 GMT +1
  30 May   Approaches for several kinds of patent searches
(Module 4)
   09:30 – 16:30 GMT +1
  31 May   Approaches for several kinds of patent searches
(Module 4)
  09:30 – 16:30 GMT +1


Your Trainers

The course is developed and provided by a set of experts in their field:

Aalt van de Kuilen

Bart van Wezenbeek

Stephen Adams

Gerben Gieling

9 days from 11 – 31 May 2022 (Online)

From 09:30 – 16:30 uur GMT+1

It is possible to subsribe for the seperate modules. Send us an email to discuss your tailor-made program (info@goopleidingen.nl)

$ 4800,- (VAT exempt,  study materials included)


9 days from 09:30 – 16:30h GMT+1.

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