China: SIPO has released updated version of patent information platform

As announced in a previous "update", the Chinese Patent Office's (SIPO) "Patent Search and Service System" (PSS System) went online for public testing in April 2011. Previously, the "region & language" settings had to be modified in order to use this source properly on Western computers. With a system update relased in late June 2012, changing the settings is now no longer necessary. This source works best with Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers.

Step-by-step search guides on how to retrieve information from this source can be found in on the "virtual helpdesk" on Asian patent information. For assistance, please contact

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