ASPI – Specialized Patent Information

The Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) program is a public-private partnership administered by WIPO and made possible through cooperation with leading patent information providers.

Through the ASPI program, eligible patent offices and academic and research institutions in developing countries can receive free or low-cost access to sophisticated tools and services for retrieving and analyzing patent data.

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Tools and services made available through ASPI

The ASPI program facilitates access for eligible institutions to some of the most powerful patent information tools and services made available through cooperation with the following patent information providers:

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Search the largest online collection of enhanced first-level patent data. Summary PDF, TotalPatent summary

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One of the most relied-upon patent databases available, used daily by patent professionals around the world as their primary search tool. Summary PDF, PatBase summary

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Portal for patent, design, and legal professionals looking for a comprehensive coverage and powerful tools. Summary.

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Thomson Innovation

The world’s most comprehensive IP research and analysis platform. Summary PDF, Thomson Innovation summary

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WIPS Global

Worldwide patent information online service. Summary PDF, Thomson Innovation summary

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Redefining Patent Research, Analysis, Project Management & Collaboration. Summary PDF, PatSeer Product summary

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Gain a second opinion to your patent search in seconds. Summary PDF, Ambercite product summary