The Japan Platform for Patent Information (J-PlatPat) provides public access to IP Gazettes of the JPO free of charge through the Internet.
What is Japan Platform for Patent Information (J-PlatPat)?
Patent information is a repertory of technical information. The efficient use of this information is indispensable for the further activation of research & development and technical development.
Therefore, the National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT) provides “Japan Platform for Patent Information (J-PlatPat)” for anybody to retrieve patent information free of charge anytime, anywhere through Internet.
J-PlatPat reflects the strong wish for providing a user-friendly service “Easy access, easy find.” J-PlatPat provides information about gazettes concerned with patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks that have been issued by Japan Patent Office
since the Meiji Era (1868 – 1912). This platform also provides patent information about foreign gazettes and progress information to help checking the examination status of each application for a patent easily.
J-PlatPat has rich search functions and user interfaces to efficiently provide patent information expected by users. This platform is also interlinked with external services, such as J-GLOBAL (Japan Science and Technology Agency) and Machine Translation and Retrieval System of Chinese and Korean Documents (full text search for machine translations of Chinese and Korean documents). J-PlatPat is a new information platform that provides patent information by supporting new types of trademarks, such
as colors and sounds.