WIPO’s patent registry is now bigger and better

By Phillip Yu

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently expanded its patent registry, PATENTSCOPE, to include more than 28 million searchable patent documents dating from 1790. The database allows users to search for patent documentation in multiple languages, and the best part is that it is a free service. Each patent document includes general data, descriptions, claims, notices, and diagrams and drawings.

Even if patents are not your specialty, the site is worth a look just to see the latest in what people are patenting. Check out WIPO’s press release for more detail.