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IP Data Corporation

Manuals, Patents, File Histories, DATA SERVICES

 P9 Patent Full Text Search System (Now in Version 7)

The P9 Patent Search System is a custom indexing and search system designed specifically for patent data. The indexer is designed to parse and index MAPS or MAPS-XML formatted patent text data. This indexing process stores the data for each patent in a custom series of indexes designed for high-speed searching with the P9 Search Engine. 

Search/Display Capabilities include:

  • Each Search results in a saved List Set (list of Patents/Apps called an LSet)
  • Boolean logical search operators AND, OR 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 are expanded through Parenthetical groups of Terms
  • Full Text and Image 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),
       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 image pages for extremely good text clarity

Overall System Features:

  • Complete system delivered ready to use on a Microsoft-compatible TCP/IP network
  • Delivered with all indexed data ready to search (Just add power and a network),
  • 6Gb/s Solid State Drives for the Index and Text data for VERY FAST searching,
  • System is fully maintained for 5 years with an active annual data/index subscription
  • Updates loaded remotely each week (10Mbit/sec sustained inbound bandwidth required)
  • Replacement drives are filled and shipped to you within 3 business days (usually sooner),
  • Entire spare "loaner system" ready to ship at all times for any major problems
  • Image Data is included, but may be excluded if you only need full text,
  • Annual subscription cost for ALL updates is about $14K/year (text, images, indexes)
  • Updates include images (if ordered), full text, classification updates and indexes, 
  • You own the system and all data up to and including all data delivered except P9 software,
  • P9 Search Software is licensed to you at no cost each year with an active subscription,
  • Search system remains licensed on that hardware for use even if subscription lapses
  • Windows Operating System software is included (register and activated to you),
  • Works with all of your current desktop computers with relatively current browsers,
  • An 8 Port Network Switch (w/7 free ports) included to build small "search room LAN" 
  • Just plug in 7 of your "network-able" computers and you are "in business"
Call and ask for the P9 Information Package for detailed specifications and prices


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!