Report:Thomson Innovation/Data Coverage/Patent Coverage/Full Text Coverage/Republic of Korea (KR)
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Republic of Korea
The Core Collections for Thomson Innovation include English-language bibliographic Korean unexamined/examined application and granted patent data from 1978 to present. The Asian Translated Collection includes machine-translated full text coverage of Korean unexamined/examined application, granted patents, and utility models from 2008 to present, as well as bibliographic data for these collections from roughly 1978 to present.
Under the Core Collections, English-language bibliographic data (including English translations of abstracts) for both Korean unexamined applications and Korean granted patents/examined applications is available from 1978 to present, and these files are updated monthly (usually within 3-4 months of publication). The abstracts are hand-translated data provided by KIPI, the Korean Patent Information Institute (which is an affiliate of KIPO, the Korean Intellectual Property Office).
Under the Asian Translated Collection, both full text and bibliographic collections of Korean unexamined/examined application, granted patents, and utility models are available, translated to English through machine translation. These collections are updated weekly, usually within two weeks of the publication date. The Thomson Innovation help file gives the following reminder about Korean patent documents:
- For filings after 1st July 1999 the term of protection is 20 years for patents and 10 years for utility models.
Korean unexamined applications are available in machine-translated full text from January 2008 to present, and bibliographic data is available from 1978 to present. According to the Thomson Innovation help file:
- If no request for examination is submitted within 5 years from filing, an application is deemed withdrawn.
Korean examined applications and granted patents are available in machine-translated full text from January 2008 to present, and bibliographic data is available from 1978 to present. According to the Thomson Innovation help file:
- If an application goes successfully through the substantive examination, the decision to grant the patent is issued and the registration of the granted patent and its publication follows.
Korean utility models are available in machine-translated full text from January 2008 to present, and bibliographic data is available from 1979 to present. According to the Thomson Innovation help file:
- From 1996 to October 2006 utility models could be registered (granted) without the substantive examination mandatory for patents. In October 2006, the substantive examination requirement was introduced for utility models providing a request for examination is filed within three years of filing.
- Both examined and unexamined utility models are searched together as one Korean Utility Model collection. The sortable result set display field Country Code/Kind Code will help you (at the result set level) more easily differentiate the KR U Official Gazette of the Unexamined Utility Models from the KR Y1 Utility Model Specifications.
Finally, English translations for WO Korean records are also available through Asian Translated Patent Data subscription entitlements. Users can find these records under the WIPO collection.