Chinese Taipei: Online file inspection now includes English machine translation function

On 1 March 2012, the Taiwan Patent Office (TIPO) announced (currently in Chinese only) that it has integrated an English machine translation function into the online file inspection via TIPONet.

The TIPONet portal is currently only available in Chinese language, but the search interface and the list of documents in the file can now be displayed in English. Among the documents in the file, the application form and the electronic application are available in text format and can thus be machine-translated. Other communications during the examination procedure are available as facsimile. The complete file can now also be downloaded in one PDF document.

A step-by-step search guide showing how to access a Taiwanese file wrapper and display the English machine translation is available on the EPO's "virtual helpdesk" on Asian patent information.

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