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Archived updates for Wednesday, November 05, 2008

East Asian Patent Database Searching

According to "Tips & tricks for searching East Asian patent databases" by Irene Schellner, European Patent Office, 27 October 2008:
  • more than 50% of the patent applications published worldwide are written in Japanese, Chinese or Korean
  • KIPO receives 4th highest number of IP applications in the world (after US, JP and CN)
  • every year more than 350 000 patent applications are filed in Japan
  • between 1997 and 2007, domestic filings in China increased twelve fold and domestic filings in Korea doubled

Her presentation goes on to discuss

  1. Challenges when searching East Asian data
  2. Data sources & providers
  3. Overview of free databases
  4. Tips & tricks for searching
  5. Bridging the time gap
  6. Going beyond English abstracts
  7. Overcoming language barriers
  8. How the EPO can help

Get more East Asian Patent Information from the European Patent Office, and other such patent intelligence insights from the Intellectual Property Intelligence Blog.

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