According to a notification of the Korean Patent Office, a change in the production mode of the Korean Patent Abstracts (KPA) will take place. KPA are English summaries of original Korean documents which can be accessed either via the KIPRIS search system or as a subscription product. Until now, they were written by experts in the respective technical field as texts consisting of about 200-250 words.
From now on, the KPA will be no longer published as newly created texts, but as English translations of the original Korean abstract submitted by the applicant. The new production mode will be implemented already for the next publication issue estimated for Mid April 2014..