Gold Bulletin

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 11–16 | Cite as

Gold usage and the patent world

Use of patents as asource of technological information on gold
  • Oskar A. Kunze
Open Access


This article is not intended to be exhaustive either with regard to the featuring of gold in the patent literature, or in respect of patents, patent laws and their implications. The aim of the article is to review some of the interesting and informative facts encountered by the Intergold Information Service in compiling its bibliographic data bank on industrial gold uses and properties, and in publishing the review ‘Gold Patent Digest’; perhaps this contribution might aid others searching the literature on gold industrial usage.


Patent Application Patent System Patent Document International Patent Classification Patent Family 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    New Scientist, 1984,103, (1419), 25Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    P. Ritter von Beck; Das Österr. Patentrecht Carl Heymanns Verlag, 1983, p. 120Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    F. Liebesnyet al.,Inf. Sci., 1974, (Dec.), 165–177Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    1st WIPO Patent Information Fair, Geneva, September 26 and 27, 1984Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Data extracted from material supplied by INPADOCGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    ‘European Patent Office Applied Technology Series’, Vols, 1–8, Pergamon Int. Inf. Corp., VA., U.S.A., 1984Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    ‘Chemical Technology Reviews’, Many volumes, Noyes Data Corporation, NJ., U.S.A.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© World Gold Council 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oskar A. Kunze
    • 1
  1. 1.International Gold CorporationJohannesburgSouth Africa

Personalised recommendations