The Korean Intellectual Property Office has recently
implemented some changes with regard to searches with CPC symbols, keywords and
other items in KIPRIS.
When searching with CPC symbols, the engine does
now also consider foreign family members of Korean documents in the search. Even
If a CPC symbol is not included in a Korean document but for example only in an
EP or US family member, the Korean document will nevertheless be shown in the
result list for this search. By clicking on icon "Family Patent", users can
quickly access all foreign family members of the Korean patent and see for
which of these documents the requested CPC symbol is represented.
When searching with keywords, the search is now
performed in all available publications, i.e. both publication of application
and publication of the granted patent. Before, the engine only considered the
most recent publication, i.e. for granted patents only the publication of the
For more information, please refer to KIPRIS
News of 30 September 2019 (at time of writing only available in Korean)