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WIPO Patent Information Services Juneho Jang Senior Patent Information Officer October 2008.

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1 WIPO Patent Information Services Juneho Jang Senior Patent Information Officer October 2008

2 Overview The context of patent information P ATENTSCOPE ® Priority Document Access Service (DAS) PATENTSCOPE ® - Work in Progress

3 3 The context of Patent Information 1.6 Million new applications disclosed every year. An important resource of technical information.

4 4 The context of Patent Information Increasing diversity of: Countries of Origin Countries of Filing Languages Users

5 5 Opportunities for exploiting patent information A patent is territorial, but disclosure is global Patents are limited in time The scope of a patent is limited by its claims Patents give the owners a right to prevent others from carrying out their invention (manufacturing or marketing) but not from learning from the invention

6 6 The importance of status information Patent rights are territorial (although disclosure is global) Patents may or may not be granted and may or may not remain valid and in force Patents are limited by the scope of their claims Status information is critical to understanding what is patented and where

7 7 Patent Information and Technology Transfer Identify and understand relevant technologies –Search –Analysis of trends, companies, etc. Evaluate the IP status of technologies –Ownership –Geographical coverage –Scope of IP rights –Legal status (grant and maintenance)

8 8 Where to find patent information Publishing offices: JPO, USPTO, WIPO, KIPO, SIPO, EPO, etc Free, public information: P ATENTSCOPE®, cenet, PatFT, Japio, KIPRIS, SurfIP, etc Google, Yahoo Added-value commercial vendors Patent search and delivery services Patent Analytics Specialised databases: biomedical, engineering, etc

9 9 Some Caveats Searching by simple keywords can lead to mis-interpretation. Beware of: Ambiguity Semantics Obfuscation Search by classification (IPC) will improve the precision of a search Status information is always incomplete - validate your results No single online database has fully extensive coverage

10 10 WIPOs Patent Information Objectives 1. Publication and Dissemination of PCT International Applications 2.Enhanced Utilisation of Patent Information - Electronic Publication via P ATENTSCOPE ® - PCT Data Production - dissemination of high-volume data to offices and subscribers - Seminars, workshops, etc - Guides, tutorials - Technology studies, patent landscapes, particularly on issues related to public policy - Technical assistance projects with member states - Integration of more data

11 11 What is P ATENTSCOPE ® ? WIPOs Patent Information Portal Database of 1.4 million international patent applications (PCT) Features: Full text search Status information Graphical analysis tools RSS notifications Technology Focus

12 12 P ATENTSCOPE ® Overview

13 13 Language interfaces & web pages: EN, FR & ES

14 14 Search languages Searches can be carried out in: –English –French –German –Spanish –Russian –Japanese, available from July 2008

15 15 Structured Search

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17 17 Simple Search

18 18 Advanced Search

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20 20 P ATENTSCOPE ® Search Full text search in Description and/or Claims text Unlimited Keywords Bibliographic search (classification, applicant, inventor, dates, etc) Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), truncation, range searches

21 21 P ATENTSCOPE ® Documents Published Documents and related file contents Search reports (prior art) Written opinions and preliminary examination reports (patentability)

22 22 P ATENTSCOPE ® National Phase Status 2.6 Million notification from 30+ offices Legal status (where available) Internet hyperlinks to certain offices (further status information, translations, etc)

23 23 P ATENTSCOPE ® Graphics 1. Enter any search criteria2. Click on the Graphics icon

24 24 P ATENTSCOPE ® Graphics

25 25 P ATENTSCOPE ® RSS Notifications

26 26 Priority Document Access Service (DAS) Office of Second Filing can request with applicants permission to retrieve copy of priority document via the service Demo available at: Likely to be launched in 1st semester of 2009

27 27 Priority Document Access Service (DAS)

28 28 Priority Document Access Service (DAS)

29 29 Priority Document Access Service (DAS)

30 30 Data Services

31 31 Statistics

32 32 Integrate more patent data from more patent offices (Technical co-operation projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia) Improved search and analysis tools Language tools Patent landscapes online P ATENTSCOPE ® - Work in Progress

33 33 Thank you for your attention!

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