Japanese Patent Search Procedure: Step 7

In Step 7, hits that are generated from different searches are combined and the repetitions are removed. Hits that are obvious noise are eliminated by screening the titles of all the hits, and then full Japanese patents of the remaining “good” hits are retrieved/downloaded.

We use a tool called GetIPDL to download full patent documents from JPO to save significantly document retrieving cost for our clients. GetIPDL can download 300 full Japanese patent documents in one access so we usually need to download 2 to 3 times.

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