National collection of Germany now available in PATENTSCOPE

3 décembre 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.