The Korean Patent Office has extended the information on corporate applicants in KIPRIS plus to make it easier for users to identify legal entities and to distinguish similar corporations from each other.
KIPRISplus is a patent information web service providing real-time access to Korean data either via bulk data retrieval, Open API or Linked Open Data. Until now, it included already data on applicant names and applicant codes.
Since April 2016, it includes also the corporate registration number as well as the business license number of each legal entity. This additional information shall make it easier for patent information users to analyse technological trends and to link data on patents to information on related industries.
For further information, please refer to KIPO news of 31 March 2016 (in Korean)..