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 Order Form
To order documents
Send documents to Email
Enter your Email address or specify the email address that will receive the notification when the order is completed.
Enter a reference/billing code (optional).
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
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:
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.
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:
Published applications are retrieved by application number, Application number format: CCYYYYNNNNNNN
Note: To get the first US patent you will need to enter "USX1".
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
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:
CC = Two digit Country Code
'B' Documents are retrieved by publication number:
CC = Two digit Country Code
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.
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 :
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.
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.
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").
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.