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China’s IPO initiates patent search engine

China’s State Intellectual Property Office has officially initiated an intelligent patent search and service system in the last few weeks. It has been developed independently by the same office over the last two years. The system resembles existing extensive searchable patent archives that serve examiners and the public alike. It is reported to contain eleven sub-systems and 639 modules, the public having access to four sub-systems and conventional search methods. At present it is the most complete and comprehensive data resource for patents in China. The system encompasses more than 80 million patent documents and a large number of additional data from 98 countries, regions, and organization.

Source: IPP in China