VP Student Edition is available to students and faculty of accredited academic institutions in Canada, USA, and Europe (Inquiries for academic use in South and Central America and Mexico please click here). It is accompanied by membership in the VP Institute—a resource for collaboration, training, and tech support, and access to IISC PatStat (free for a limited time), a source of EPO worldwide patent data formatted for import into VP Student Edition. Inquiries as to whether VP Student Edition is available for your academic institution can be sent to email@example.com. For more information about the software, click here.
If you are a student or faculty member at an accredited academic institution in Canada, USA, or Europe and wish to purchase a license , please see the following THREE steps:
STEP ONE: ENTER PURCHASER INFORMATION
STEP TWO: ENTER PAYMENT INFORMATION
STEP THREE: ORDER FULFILLMENT
Please allow 3 to 5 business days for order processing. Once your academic credentials have been verified and your payment processed, you will receive via e-mail:
1. a link with download instructions
2. a registration code valid for 12-months from the date of purchase
*VP Student Edition software is delivered via download. Access to the download link will be available for 7 days post purchase. After 7 days, access to the VP Student Edition download will end. Users are advised to make their own provisions for a back-up file if they so deem necessary. VP Student Edition requires a Registration Code to function. Each purchase will include a 12-month (or 6-month) Registration Code valid for a single activation. Registration Codes used to activate a copy of VP Student Edition cannot be used to activate the software again, e.g. a back-up copy in the event the software is lost. For known or planned computer outages, users are advised to follow the Registration Code Deactivation instructions provided to enable the code to activate a back-up copy if necessary. VP Student Edition is not eligible for maintenance or version upgrades during the 12-month(or 6-month) license period.