J-PlatPat

Summary
Provider

Japan Patent Office (JPO) and National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT)

Fee
Free
ASPI
No
Database description

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.

Highlights
FI/F-Terms
International Patent Classification
Free
Coverage
Patent Collections
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Interfaces
Language
English
Japanese
General search tools
General search tools
Non-Latin character search
Classification
Classifications
FI/F-Terms
International Patent Classification
Value-added data
Value added data
Standardized ID numbers

Japan Patent Office issues Identification Number for every applicant, attorney, agent, etc. Identification Number consists of nine-digit number.

Patent family data
Patent family data
Simple

Patent family data in Open Patent Services

Results
Results type
Keyword in context (KWIC) highlighting
Machine translation
Analysis
Analysis
Statistical
Alerts
Alerts
Legal status

As Alerts service, J-PlatPat provides the JPO dossier information notification through an RSS feed.

Data export
Data Export
Bibliographic data
Classification
Description and/or claims
Dossiers
Full document scans

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.

Collaboration tools

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.

Non-patent data
Non-patent content
Industrial designs
Non-patent literature

Journal of technical disclosure, manual, books, company technical report, proceedings, etc. which are approved to be made available in the J-PlatPat.

Operators
General operators
Boolean (AND, OR, NOT, XOR)
Proximity (within range)
Wildcard operators
0-1 characters
1 character
Unlimited characters

See "Appendix A Search Tips" in Operation Manual.
URL: https://www.inpit.go.jp/english/distri/J_platpat/index.html

Truncation
Center truncation
Left truncation
Right truncation
SLART
Bibliographic data – At least one of the following is available: publication number, filing number, grant number, publication date, filing date, grant date, applicant name, assignee name, inventor name, patent classification.
Partial text – At least one of the following (but not all) are available: title, abstract, description, claims.
Full text – All of the following are available (where applicable for the given jurisdiction): description, claims