KACST Patent Search (Saudi Arabia)

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The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) "is an independent scientific organization administratively reporting to the Prime Minister" of Saudi Arabia that is both the Saudi Arabian national science agency and its laboratories.[1] The KACST website is available in either Arabic or English. From the homepage of the English KACST website, users can select the "Services" option in the horizontal top menu, and then select the "Patent Request" option from the Services page to open the English-language patent search form. The form appears to search only SA applications (of any status).


The English-language search form includes a number of fielded search options, including:

  • Application title
  • Abstract
  • Application number
  • Filing date/number/country (drop-down menu in Arabic)
  • Application date (Hijri or Gregorian calender)
  • Publication date (Hijri or Gregorian calender)
  • Applicant name
  • Applicant nationality (drop-down menu in Arabic)
  • Inventor/designer name
  • Inventor/designer nationality (drop-down menu in Arabic)
  • Classification (IPC)
  • Patent number
  • Grant date (Hijri or Gregorian calender)

Beside each search field, users can select a question mark icon to open a help file (Arabic only). English keywords appear to be accepted by the search form.

After entering a query, the results will appear in a hit list of 30 results per page, with basic bibliographic data and status included for each result. Users can select the invention title to view the full document record, which includes bibliographic data and an abstract (when available). In the full record, the user can also select the "Application" or "Patent" links to download TIFF images for sections of the application and patent documents for the record.


  1. "Information About KACST." KACST website, http://www.kacst.edu.sa/en/about/Pages/default.aspx. Accessed December 27, 2012.

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