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 Summary Sheet


Producer:Japanese Patent Office, Japan
Coverage:1973-February 2013
File Size:11.063.060 records; 8.084.132 images
Updates:Closed file
File Type:Bibliographic
Content:Japanese patent applications
STN Easy:Yes

JAPIO (Japan Patent Information Organization database) provides the most comprehensive English-language access to Japanese unexamined patent applications (Kokai Tokkyo Koho) in all technologies, which are provided on PAJ (Patent Abstracts of Japan) CD-ROMs. The file is enhanced with bibliographic data from INPADOCDB records from April 1973 – December 1997. Records contain assignee data, publication information, International Patent Classification codes, as well as title and abstract in English. Abstracts are available for all applications originating in Japan and also for many non-Japanese applications. Simultaneous left and right truncation (SLART) is available. Images of front page drawings, when available for a given patent, are also included. An online thesaurus is available in the /IPC field.


Japanese Patent Office
3-4-3, Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8915
Phone: (+81) 3/3581-0762
Copyright Holder

Usage Terms

The following database producer's special conditions for use of his database(s) apply to your use of the JAPIO file on STN.

I. General Part

1. Scope
Section 2 to 4 of these conditions apply to all databases offered via STN Karlsruhe as far as no differing regulations are specified under II. Special Part.

2. Customers
A customer is an individual or an institution (i.e. a legal body such as a university, public authority, company) for whom online access has been ordered.

3. Search Results
All rights are reserved. Search results delivered online or offline are only for internal (own) use of the customer. No written permission of the database producer is required if search results delivered to the customer in computer-readable form are used only for internal purposes of the customer, i.e. printed, processed, modified, or linked with other data (e.g. for creating a database). The customer must observe the copyright of the database producer.

Enter HELP SHARETERMS for detailed information on the STN Information Keep & Share Program, which allows Recipients to purchase the right to archive and / or redistribute search results from STN databases for internal re-use. Or, visit the STN Information Keep & Share Program.

Results from searches carried out by the customer on request, or on behalf of individuals or institutions (see under 2.) outside his own institution (third parties) may only be given to them for explicit internal use.
The transmitted search results must include the database producer's copyright.
For safety purposes, the customer may keep a copy of the results obtained from a search carried out for third parties.
The customer must obtain database producer's specific written permission for any further uses of search results obtained for third parties, particularly for the transmission of search results in electronic form or their distribution in hardcopy, e.g. sale, loan, license, or free charge. The customer must do his/her best efforts in preventing a theft or inadvertent illicit dissemination of the records.

4. Warranty and Liability
The database producers shall use their best efforts to deliver correct information in their databases, however, they do not accept warrenty and liability for completeness, accuracy and timeliness unless set out differently in II. Special Part.

II. Special Part

The JAPIO database (Patent Abstracts of Japan PAJ) is copyrighted by the Japanese Patent Office (JPO), all rights are reserved.
Users of the database shall clearly indicate that the copyright on the data are vested by JPO.
JPO shall not take any responsibility and warranty for the content, accuracy, preciseness and translation quality of PAJ.
JPO shall not be liable for any damages of users suffered resulting from the use of PJ data, except for the cases resulting from the grave negligence of JPO itself.