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Chinese Taipei: New public platform for searching patent information

According to an official announcement, the Taiwan Patent Office (TIPO) launched a new platform for searching patent data in January 2018. The new platform Global Patent Search System (GPSS) is available free-of-charge and includes domestic patent data and data from the IP5 offices, currently covering the years 2006-2017.

Features include number search, Boolean search, advanced search and table search options. Users may access the image files, gazette versions and full text of laid-open applications and granted patents along with technical reports for utility models. Patent family information is also included. The database provides an integrated automatic conversion tool between traditional and simplified Chinese characters and vice versa. More features will be launched in the course of 2018.

The platform is currently targeted at domestic users and only available in Chinese language. An English interface may possibly be launched at a later stage.

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