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Introducing PatentOrder Intranet

PatentOrder Intranet Edition downloads Patent Documents in a single PDF file from the Esp@cenet (EPO) & USPTO.

The EPO & USPTO servers contain a huge archive of scanned documents that are available via the internet, however, it is only possible to view one page at a time.

PatentOrder takes single pages from the document and combines them to create a single file, which is then saved on your local server.

Once the order has been completed the server will send you an Email with links to the requested documents.

By default the service will retrieve the A1 or A2 publications but B1, B2 or A3 publications can be requested for EP & PCT publications (please refer to Coverage Details and Publication Number Formats).

The EPO server is the default document provider, if a document is not found then the software will download the document from the USPTO server.


The Order Form

To order documents

  • Enter your patent document number(s) in the box (one patent per line).
  • Enter your email address in the box provided.
  • Click on Order Now.
You will receive your documents within about 1-10 minutes directly at the email address you have specified in the box shown.

Send documents to Email

Enter your Email address or specify the email address that will receive the notification when the order is completed.

Sub account

Enter a reference/billing code (optional).

Delivery method

Select Email Attachment (Not available in demo) if you want the documents to be emailed to you as an email attachment. If you select HTTP batch download you will receive an email with a link to a zip file containing the requested documents.


Publication Number Formats

EPO:

The Publication Number format is made up of a Country Code (2 letters) and a serial number (variable, 1 to 10 digits). Some countries include the publication year as part of the serial number. Do not enter blanks, zero's or hyphens between the country code and the serial number. Examples:

  • US4500000
  • DE19850433
  • DE29919451U (German utility model)
  • WO9852322
  • EP990460
  • US4500000
  • US5839510
  • WO9912345
  • WO0112345
  • WO03123456
  • Note: PCT publication for Y2K and above begin with YY and not YYYY e.g. WO0124556 (not WO200124556).

    Please note: The format for PCT documents has changed after WO0251230 from YY12345 to YY123456.

    Ordering EP B specifications or A3 for EP & PCT Publications

    Ordering EP B1 or B2 specifications or A3 for EP & PCT Publications

    For certain EP publications it is possible to request the B1 publication, to order the B specification just add B to the end of your publication Number i.e.

    EP0836584B1

    Retrieves the B1 Publication

    EP0836584B2

    Retrieves the B2 Publication

    WO9967761A3

    Retrieves the A3 search report

    USPTO:

    By default patents will be downloaded from the EPO server. If a patent is not found the software will automatically try to download it from the USPTO.

      EXAMPLES:

  • US4500000 for Utility patents.
  • USD339456 for Design patents.
  • USPP8901 for Plant patents.
  • USRE35312 for Reissued patents.
  • UST109201 for Defensive publications.
  • USH1523 for SIR documents. (Statutory Invention Registration).
  • Published applications are retrieved by application number, Application number format: CCYYYYNNNNNNN

    e.g.

  • US20010000044
  • US20010000009
  • CC = Two digit Country Code
    YYYY= four digit Year
    NNNNNNN= Application number (7 digits)


    Please note: if you use the Espacenet format (6 digits e.g. US2001000044) the software will try espacenet first, if the document is not found the software will automatically add a zero and then try the USPTO.

    Note: To get the first US patent you will need to enter "USX1".


    EPO Coverage

    Coverage is dependant on the coverage offered publicly by the EPO.

    For the major countries coverage starts from 1920 but for some countries it can vary.

    B Documents are available for many EP publications A3 Documents are also available for EP and PCT Publications For Further coverage information visit : http://ep.espacenet.com


    USPTO Coverage

    Coverage is dependant on the coverage offered publicly by the USPTO.

    For further coverage information visit : http://www.uspto.gov/patft/help/contents.htm


    Australian Patent Office

    Australian documents are available through Patentorder Desktop from the Australian Patent Office web site.

    Coverage includes Australian A and B documents. Coverage starts from 1995 for applications and 1996 for publications.

    'A' documents are retrieved by application number:
    Application number format: CCAYYYYNNNNNN

    e.g.

  • AUA199662135
  • AUA200053481
  • CC = Two digit Country Code
    A = designates application number
    YYYY= four digit Year
    NNNNNN= Application number (variable length)

    'B' Documents are retrieved by publication number:
    Publication number format: CCNNNNNN

    e.g.

  • AU728936
  • AU728918
  • CC = Two digit Country Code
    NNNNNN= Publication number (variable length)

    Note: In most cases if the document is a PCT application designating Australia, the Australian publication document will not be available. In this case the PCT publication can be retrieved from Espacenet.

    For further information please go to http://www.ipaustralia.com


    Canadian Patent Office

    Canadian documents are available through Patentorder Desktop from the Canadian Patent office web site. Patent Documents are available from 1920 onwards.

    To order Canadian documents please use the publication number preceeded by CA.

    e.g.

  • CA2172863
  • CA2173965
  • CA2173673
  • CA1004076
  • The software will search the EPO server first and if the document is not found then the software will download the document from the Canadian Patent Office.

    For more information on content please go to the Canadian Patent Office web site at :
    http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/welcome/welcom-e.html


    Chinese Coverage

    Chinese documents are available through Patentorder from Espacenet. In cases where they are not available from Espacenet they will be downloaded from the SIPO web site.

    Chinese documents are available from 1985.

    To order the CN documents please enter numbers in the Espacenet format.

    e.g.

  • CN1130774 for Applications.
  • CN1145230B for B documents.
  • CN1110032C for C documents.
  • CN2399461Y for Y documents (Granted utility models).
  • CN2468100U for U documents (Unexamined utility models).
  • CN1146305T (Chinese translation of WO0036880).
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    Japanese Coverage

    Japanese documents:

    Japanese documents are available through Patentorder from Espacenet. In cases where they are not available from Espacenet they will be downloaded from the Japanese Patent Office web site.

    Japanese application and publication coverage begins from 1974 and Japanese utility model coverage is from 1993.

    For Japanese documents please enter numbers in the Espacenet format.

    e.g.

  • JP11000049U2 or JP11000049U for Japanese utility models.
  • JP2004012345 for Applications.
  • JP3504610B2 or JP3504610B for B documents.
  • JP60501838T (Japanese translation of WO8500621).
  • Please note: To order a Japanese Patent Abstract please enter the country code followed by '0', and then the patent number e.g JP062100762 (Please note that "Japanese Patent Abstracts" are only available from "Patent Order - Desktop version").

    Otherwise, to order a full Japanese patent document, please use the standard patent number format. i.e country code followed by the patent number e.g. JP62100762

    English Machine Translations of full Japanese documents:

    Translation coverage is from 1993.

    To order English machine translation of full Japanese documents please enter numbers in the Espacenet format, prefixed with MT.

    e.g.

  • MTJP11000049U2 or MTJP11000049U for Japanese utility models.
  • MTJP2004012345 for Applications.
  • MTJP3504610B2 or MTJP3504610B for B documents.

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