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Database: JAPIO

JAPIO (JApan Patent Information Organization database) is a patent database providing 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 PAJ 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 for many foreign applications. Images of front page drawings, when available for a given patent, are included.

The file is enhanced with bibliographic data from INPADOC records from April 1973 to end of 1997.

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Database Producer

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

FIZ Karlsruhe
P.O. Box 2465
D-76012 Karlsruhe
Phone: (+49) 7247 808 555
Fax: (+49) 7247 808 259

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.

    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

For more detailed information, view the STN Database Summary Sheet.