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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.

Eligible institutions in Group 1 countries can participate in ASPI at no cost.

Eligible institutions in Group 2 countries receive access at a cost of 1000 Swiss francs for each account per calendar year (from January through December).

Eligible institutions in Group 3 countries receive access at a cost of 3000 Swiss francs for each account per calendar year.

Eligible institutions in Group 1 countries receive access to all database services at no cost.

Eligible institutions in Group 2 countries can request a free trial account for each patent database service for a period of up to 12 months, provided that they have not previously had access to the patent database service concerned.

In order to get started, you will need a computer connected to the Internet with a high-speed (56k baud rate or higher) connection. It is advisable to use an up-to-date version of your web browser in order to ensure full functionality of the selected database service(s).

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Free access to patent information tools and services for institutions in Ukraine

The partnership will offer access to patent information tools and services available through the Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) program to industrial property offices and local academic and research institutions in Ukraine at no cost until December 31, 2024. Eligible institutions may benefit from up to one account for each service available through ASPI.

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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Ambercite applies a citation-based algorithm to find and rank similar patents to one or more starting patents. In independent testing, it has been found, when used as a complementary search tool, to strengthen search quality by between 12 and 46%, and to outperform semantic-based search algorithms.

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Derwent Innovation

Derwent Innovation is a proprietary patent research application that provides trusted patent data and tools to monitor technology trends and competitive landscapes, inform FTO opinions, prosecute patents, monetize and license assets and support litigation activities. It provides access to Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI), a curated patent database with editorially curated titles and abstracts, special subject matter classification coding and indexing, and proprietary patent invention-centric family building. Also includes the Derwent Patent Citation Index (DPCI) which indexes backwards and forwards patent and literature citations.

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World Traditional Medicine Patent Database (WTMPD)

WTMPD contains patent information on natural medicines and their extracts with traditional Chinese medicines from more than 20 countries and regions, including China, the United States, Japan, Korea, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Russia since 1985, as well as international organizations such as the European Patent Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization. It is a Chinese-English bilingual database of natural medicine patents.

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PatSeer is powered by Gridlogics, a provider of products and custom software solutions for patent research, data analysis, and project management.PatSeer includes a full-text patent collection including several unique in-house collections. The addition of AI-driven capabilities, analytics, and visualization tools, as well as the ability to carry out non-patent literature searches from within the product, makes it a complete patent searching tool and an attractive product for any patent researcher, analyst, IP professional, law firms, IP counsel and Competitive Intelligence analysts and so on.

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LexisNexis TotalPatent One®

LexisNexis TotalPatent One® is a patent search platform allowing for comprehensive research. It searches issued patents, published patent applications, utility models and design patents globally. With more than 135 million documents from 107 authorities (including full-text from 67 authorities), it is one of the largest collection of searchable PDFs and English translation of 100+ million of documents, users can easily perform comprehensive FTO and novelty searches. Interface available in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK).

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Chemical Explorer

Chemical Explorer is Minesoft’s tool for simplifying searching chemical information from patent full text, images and R-group table compounds. The index is updated daily to cover new publications from over 100 patent-issuing authorities. The update speed ensures users have access to the latest information.

PatBase offers a robust platform from which to search, review, share and analyze business- critical patent information. Produced by IP specialists Minesoft in partnership with RWS Group, PatBase is a global patent database covering over 106 authorities. The database hosts 140+ million patent and related documents organized into patent families to reduce duplication and save time whilst searching.

PatBase Express simplifies patent searching for all-level users through an intuitive interface for searching global patents. PatBase Express is designed to optimize research productivity, equipping users with tools to search, manage, share and analyze patent and non-patent literature on one easy-to-navigate platform.

Worldwide patent coverage on PatBase Express spans across 106 jurisdictions, including 74 full text collections.

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PatSnap Analytics connects 116 jurisdictions, 140 million patents, and 250+ million innovation data points from around the world. PatSnap Analytics makes it possible to perform highly targeted global searches that generate reliable detailed innovation intelligence that can help manage risk, spot new opportunities, defend innovations and keep an eye on the competitive landscape.

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Orbit Intelligence

Questel provides global software & services covering all needs within the innovation lifecycle. Orbit Intelligence allows users to search, track and analyze emerging technologies, boost R&D cycles, obtain a 360-state of the art and gain competitive intelligence in technologies of interest.

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WIPS Global

WIPS Global provides a complete service by integrating artificial intelligence technology with the system as a patent analysis service for all- level users. With database optimized for patent works such as trial, litigation, generics, chemical compounds, and IP strategy establishment, WIPS Global assists patent practitioners to perform efficiently.