Japan Patent Office (JPO) and National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT)
J-PlatPat (Japan Platform for Patent Information) is a free of charge service for searching industrial property information over the Internet.
It provides industrial property information such as Japanese publications on patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks issued by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and other foreign publications.
Additionally, it provides JPO dossier information, which allows easy viewing of the current progress of applications going through the examination process.
J-PlatPat also plays a significant and fundamental role in Japan as a patent information infrastructure that provides industrial property information through the internet with enhanced search functions and user interface, which enables users to efficiently find the industrial information they are seeking.
Japan Patent Office issues Identification Number for every applicant, attorney, agent, etc. Identification Number consists of nine-digit number.
Patent family data in Open Patent Services
As Alerts service, J-PlatPat provides the JPO dossier information notification through an RSS feed.
Bibliographic data and classification are downloadable in a CSV format.
CSV format files can only be output when there are 100 or fewer search results.
Patent publications and dossiers are available and downloadable in a PDF.
J-GLOBAL: J-GLOBAL is an online service, provided by the Japan Science and Technology Agency, through which domestic researchers and scholarly articles can be searched. Selecting "J-GLOBAL" in "Document types" and searching makes it possible to search J-GLOBAL for non-patent documents, science technology terms, chemical substances, and materials information.
Journal of technical disclosure, manual, books, company technical report, proceedings, etc. which are approved to be made available in the J-PlatPat.
See "Appendix A Search Tips" in Operation Manual.