National collection of Japan now available

August 1, 2012

The PATENTSCOPE search system now includes the national patent data of Japan, with more than 3'000'000 records covering January 2004 to July 2012, of which over 2'900'000 have full-text XML. The collection will be updated every week.
This brings to 29 the number of national offices whose data is available in the PATENTSCOPE search system .
How to search the Japanese patent collection without knowing one word of Japanese? Using CLIR! Enter your keywords in any of the languages supported by CLIR which will return translation into Japanese of those keywords and their synonyms; then copy those results in the query box of the PATENTSCOPE search system; select Japan; and click the Search button.
Translation from Japanese by Google Translate is also available in the PATENTSCOPE search system for the title and abstract in the search result list and for the full-text in individual records.