PATENTSCOPE® search service: full-text search available in new languages

July 13, 2009

As from 2 July 2009, the PATENTSCOPE® search service will support keyword searches in Korean and English where international applications are filed electronically (in XML format):

  • on or after 1 January 2009 with the Korean Intellectual Property Office as receiving Office in Korean or English; or
  • with the Japan Patent Office as receiving Office in English.

Full-text searches has been possible for international applications filed electronically in Japanese since 3 July 2008.

The searchable text data will include the descriptions and claims of international applications fulfilling the above-mentioned conditions which are published on or after 2 July 2009. Note that if an international application is the subject of an amendment to the claims under PCT Article 19, or to modifications under PCT Rules 26, 37.2 and 91, the XML data of the international application will be updated.