Module 1A: Patent documents and their accessibility (M1A)

BPIC Module 1A: Patent Documents and their accessibility. During this module you will learn more about classification techniques and retrieval techniques. The module offers insights on content analysis, structure of patent documents and retrieval techniques.

11 & 12 September 2017 (2 days)
Class schedule
09:30 - 17:00h
€ 1090,- (no VAT will be added)
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Start date
11 September 2017
Exam date
25 September 2017
Other dates
17 January 2017
Voorburg Routebeschrijving
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Learning goals 

At the end of Module 1A, the students have knowledge of the contents, structure and accessibility of patent documents, so that they:
  • can make a contents analysis of a document
  • have knowledge of general classification techniques
  • have knowledge of different retrieval techniques

Course contents

  • Contents Analysis of Patent Documents
  • Basic Structure of Patent Documents
  • Retrieval Techniques


Aalt van de Kuilen joined Solvay on 1st April 1980 as a chemist at the age of 23. In 1989, he was given the opportunity by Solvay to work part-time (1.5 days a week) as Chemistry teacher. In 1993 he moved into the Patent Department inside Solvay Pharmaceuticals. During this period he became a member of the Dutch Patent Information User Group and soon afterwards a Board Member. From September 2002 onwards, he became responsible for all Scientific Information. Since May 2014, Aalt is working as an independent consultant for Patent Information.