The Taiwan Patent Office (TIPO) integrated an English machine translation function into the online file inspection via TIPONet on 1 March 2012. Access to the English search interface for file wrappers is now also available via a direct link from TIPO's English website (on the left-hand navigation, click on "file wrapper search").
Users can search the file wrapper information with document numbers. The list of documents in the file can then 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.
A step-by-step search guide showing how to access a Taiwanese file wrapper via the Chinese search interface is available on the EPO's "virtual helpdesk" on Asian patent information.