Since January 2013, users can also retrieve full texts of
trial decisions in the KIPRIS database. This new feature was implemented
together with the launch of the new KIPRIS version earlier this year. Users can
access the text by clicking on the "Judgement" icon in the "detailed
view" screen. As the text is provided in a machine-readable format, it can
be easily copied to a free online machine translation tool.
Currently, KIPRIS contains only trial decisions taken by the
court of first instance, the "Intellectual Property Tribunal". Decisions
taken by the courts of second and third instance can be retrieved via the
website of the Patent Court
(searchable in Korean only) and the Supreme Court
(in English) respectively.