Hi Steve,
 
Dublin Core does not itself have any element for depicting Patent information,
 
however a workaround is to use the relator terms as depicted in http://www.loc.gov/loc.terms/relators/PTH.
 
complete list of relator terms - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/loc.terms/relators/dc-relators.html
 
more info - http://dublincore.org/usage/documents/relators/
ps-  the other elements , which i guess can also be translated as below
 
country can be the dc:coverage spatial
patent number can be an dc:identifier
 
regards,
Ganesh

Steve Thomas <stephen.thomas@adelaide.edu.au> wrote:
Hi.
 
I’ve been asked to add patents to our submissions to DSpace, and this raises a question:  where in Dublin core do I put the patent details? Specifically, I have “country”, “owner” and “patent number”, and I’m not at all sure where I should put them.
 
I could of course create new elements/qualifiers to hold these, but …
 
If anyone else has done anything with patents, I’d like to know what element/qualifiers you used for these fields.
 
Thanks,
Steve
 
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