The PATENTSCOPE database provides access to international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in full text format on the day of publication, as well as to patent documents of participating national and regional patent offices.

The information may be searched by entering keywords, names of applicants, international patent classification and many other search criteria in multiple languages.

Video: What is PATENTSCOPE and why use it?


WIPO Translate – Instant Patent Translation

WIPO Translate uses cutting-edge translation technology to produce translations of patent documents with an unprecedented level of accuracy.


Video tutorials

Watch our video tutorials to learn how to use PATENTSCOPE. (Tutorials are available in English only.)



We offer free webinars to deliver information, training and updates on the PATENTSCOPE search system.

Projects and studies

Patent legal status

WIPO activities for improving worldwide availability, reliability and comparability of patent legal status data, e.g. to further develop patent legal status databases and widen the participation of countries in data sharing.

Patent landscapes

WIPO reports in areas of particular interest to developing and least developed countries, such as public health, food security, climate change and environment.

Related patent and technology information programs and services


The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program provides free access to major scientific and technical journals for local, not-for-profit institutions in least-developed countries; and low-cost access to industrial property offices in developing countries.


Through the Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) program, 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.


WIPO’s International Cooperation on the Examination of Patents (ICE) service provides expert assistance, training, and access to collections of patent documents to developing countries – all free of charge.


Our Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) program gives innovators in developing countries access to high quality technology information and related services to help them create, protect, and manage intellectual property rights.


The WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) system enables participating IP offices to exchange priority and other similar documents securely among themselves.


The WIPO Centralized Access to Search and Examination (CASE) system enables patent offices to securely share search and examination documentation related to patent applications, facilitating a more effective and efficient international examination process.