National collection of Germany now available in PATENTSCOPE
December 3, 2014
The national patent collections of Germany and the former DDR have recently been published in WIPO’s global patent search system PATENTSCOPE.
It includes over 2,000,000 full-text documents : patent applications and patents published as of 1987, as well as utility models published as of 1999 were indexed and are therefore searchable.
About 4.5 million older full-text documents were also uploaded but not indexed because the quality of the OCR is not reliable; however those documents can be used for visualization and automatic translation.
This brings to 38 the number of national/regional offices whose data is available in the PATENTSCOPE Search System.