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Japan: JPO started to provide full text-data prior to 1992

The Japan Patent Office announced on 01 March 2016 that it started to provide full text data now also for patent documents having been published prior to 1992. While most of this full-text data will be created by OCR, full text data for documents cited by JPO examiners will be human-created.

For more details please refer to JPO’s announcement.

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