This is the main page for content added by the Partnerships and Patent Offices Committee co-chaired by Cynthia Barcelon Yang and Stephen Adams.
The PIUG Partnerships and Patent Offices (PPO) Committee initiated a project in 2017 to create a resource portal available to PIUG members to help them find patent information on online Patent Registers that are not well covered by commercially available resources or that were difficult to navigate. Special thanks to Cynthia Gallagher for volunteering to lead this project.
Our goal was to provide documents with screen shots and translations to help guide a searcher to the information of interest, which could include any of the examples below:
However, in the course of the PIUG project, we realized that the EPO and WIPO already had resources available to help navigate Patent Registers. We decided that the PIUG team would focus on building relationships with those at the EPO and WIPO who were working on these projects and use the PIUG Wiki to link to these resources. The PIUG PPO Committee would also act as liaison between these patenting authorities and any future authorities/sources that may be working on this topic to expand coverage of the Patent Registers available online.
This PIUG wiki will be the “central” hub to make all Patent Register data available to all patent information users worldwide. So far, this wiki contains links and high level summaries of the information available on the EPO and WIPO websites. Suggestions on additional quick guides for Patent Registers from other countries and/or patenting authorities of interest to be included in this PIUG wiki page are most welcome. Please contact Cynthia Barcelon Yang or Cynthia Gallagher with any suggestions.
|Patent Office [Link]||Search Interface||Portals and Quick Guides|
|Canadian Intellectual Property Office [CIPO]||Canadian Patents Database||Quick guide provided by Michael White|
|EPO Searching in databases - China|
|European Patent Office [EPO]||Espacenet||EPO Helpful Resources|
German Patent and Trade Mark Office [DPMA (German)]
|Quick guide provided by Michael White|
|Gulf Cooperation Council, Patent Office of Cooperation [GCC Patent Office]||Patent Gazettes - Granted Patents||EPO FAQ for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)|
|Intellectual Property India [IP India]||inPASS||EPO FAQ for India|
Japan Patent Office [JPO (Japanese)]
|EPO Searching in databases - Japan|
|Korean Intellectual Property Office [KIPO]||KIPRIS||EPO Searching in databases - Korea|
|EPO Searching in databases - Russia|
|Saudi Patent Office [SPO]||SPO Patents Search||EPO FAQ for Saudi Arabia (SA)|
Taiwan Intellectual Property Office [TIPO (Chinese)]
|EPO Searching in databases - Chinese Taipei (TW)|
|United States Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO]||US Public Pair||USPTO Full-Text Databases|
|World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO]||PATENTSCOPE||WIPO Patent Register Portal|