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APLSAutomated Patent Library System

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Online Internet-Based Patent Text Search System

Our P9 Patent Text Search system with full page image viewing is available on a daily basis to APLS users ($3.00/day), and an annual basis under agreement ($250/year per User ID, pre-paid).

   Search/Display Capabilities of the P9 system includes:

  • Each Search results in a saved List Set (list of Patents/Apps called an LSet)
  • Boolean logical search operators ANDOR and NOT for Words and Previous LSets
  • Proximity Operators include ADJn (Adjacent 1 to 999 words) NEARn (Near 1-999 words)
  • Proximity operators work on single Terms and Parenthetical groups of Terms
  • Data sets include:
       US Full Text of Applications (2001 to current)
       US Full Text of Patents (1976 to current)
       EP Full text of Application and Patents (1978 to current)
       PCT Full Text Applications  (1978 to current),
       Plus, coming soon: JP English Abstracts (1980 to current)
  • Complete English Abstracts are included for Non-English PCT and EP applications.
  • Multi-color highlighting of Keywords in Context for displayed text
  • Very fast image page "Flipping" between pubs or into each pub (13 zoom levels)
  • Gray-scale text on images for extremely good text clarity, even at lower resolutions

 If you don't have an account with us, casll us, or click the link below for the Account Registration Page which includes APLS access: 

        Account/APLS Registration  


Cooperative Patent Classification System


In September 2014, the USPTO and KIPO (Korean IP Office) inked an agreement to work together on the CPC. KIPO will fully CPC classify all new patent applications and utility models, but no mention of back-file data. The CPC system is gaining wide acceptance. It definitely has the detail needed to replace the US system, and then some. We're still studying and learning the details, and the USPTO decision for the two year overlap (CPC/USC) makes more sense to us (it gives us more time, too. 1 year down, 1 to go). The EPO seems to have completed most, if not all of the their ECLA to CPC translations and CPC assignments, and unlike the ECLA data, the EPO's CPC data have been added to DOCDB for all countries they handle. We think it's a wonderful addition to the data, and our compliments and thanks go to the EPO!