Information and explanations concerning internal procedures at the University of Ljubljana, patent procedures and forms for inventors and members are also available on the Intranet (accessible only to employees of the University of Ljubljana).

Useful links

Organisations and offices dealing with intellectual property

Searching in patent databases

Before starting your research or before disclosing your invention and preparing a patent application at the latest, we recommend you check the state of the art in publicly accessible patent databases/registers.

Information databases/patent registers

  • ESPACENET (an EPO database with links to national, European and international patent applications/patents)
  • PATENTSCOPE (a WIPO database containing international patent applications or patents with links to related national and regional patent applications; provides access to patent documentation in PCT procedures)
  • EP REGISTER (a database containing European patent applications and patents; provides access to all patent documentation)
  • SIPO-DS (a database containing Slovenian patent applications/patents; provides access to published patent applications and translations of requests relating to validated European patents)
  • Google Patents (U.S. patent applications with links to related PCTs, EPs and national patents)
  • Patent Lens (a database containing patent applications; enables searching through patent families, nucleotide/amino acid sequences, inventors, authors quoted in patents (LifeScience))

Patent classifications

Patent machine translation tool


Intellectual property

The complete list of legislation governing intellectual property rights is available on the website of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office.

R&D work


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