Asian patent search services

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV) have a mutual agreement offering patent search services to our joint customers. PIPC (Patent Information Promotion Center) performs the searches.

A support to global users

The aim of the agreement is to support global users who have an interest in search services based on regional documents. The searches will be provided to customers with a specific interest in documentation from Japan, China, and Korea. The agreement provides a unique opportunity to extend their patent searches with information retrieved from databases that are usually difficult to cover.

The result

In the search we come up with known technology in patent documentation that is written in different Asian languages.

Patent Information Promotion Center (PIPC)

The Patent Information Promotion Center (PIPC) is an affiliated public institute of KIPO. PIPC is responsible for assisting KIPO by providing prior art services used in the patent examination process. PIPC only handles search requests and reports in English.

Effective high quality Asian patent search

Many patent offices search for Asian patents such as Japan, China and Korea, but most of them have a hard time searching due to language differences. However, PIPC can help customers to find answers by its capability in using different languages.

KIPI has its own Patent Searching System, a search tool which is designed for Asian Patent searches. This search tool, that enables key word searching in multiple languages such as English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese, provides a more accurate search result. When performing a search, the Examiner does not rely on English abstracts or machine translations. Instead, KIPI uses original language characters to find full text documents.

The benefit of the service

You will have a unique opportunity to expand your searches to include patent documentation in several Asian languages that are usually considered difficult to cover.

Request a service

You order services securely through our online service PRV Information Secure, where you also download your report.

Order with our online service PRV Information Secure (opens in a new window)

What does it cost?

You will always get a personal quote on your order. The price depends on the estimated time required to carry out the exact information you need. Hourly price for consultancy services, SEK 1360.

More information on prices

Delivery

The delivery time is normally 15 working days. Express delivery options are often available.

Important to know

Please bear in mind that a result from a search reflects the situation of today. However, the patent documentation increases with 10 000's of newly published patent documents every week, a fact which of course could have an effect on your search result. 

For contact and questions

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact PRV Consulting.

Email to PRV Consulting

Telephone: +46 8 782 28 85
Fax: +46 8 783 01 63

Contact details to PIPC

Additional service: Monitoring services

Please bear in mind that a result from a search reflects the situation of today. However, the patent documentation increases with 10 000’s of newly published patent documents every week, a fact which of course could have an effect on your search result. If you should be in need of continuous information – talk to us and we will prepare a monitoring profile.

Read more about monitoring services

Please observe

We aim to carry out all requests accurately and thoroughly, but due to the extensive amount of information involved we cannot guarantee that the results are always exhaustive.