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Database: PCTFULL

PCTFULL (WIPO/PCT Patents Full Text) covers the full text of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) published applications issued under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since 1978. At present, 152 member states participate in the PCT system. A single PCT application can be designated as valid in any or all of the member states, so it is essentially equivalent to having filed with each designated national and regional patent office.

Text for PCT applications has been created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Therefore, characters may be misinterpreted, or portions of the text may be incomplete. A small percentage of records are absent because they failed to scan.

Records in the database contain the text of the complete document, including the specification, claims, titles and abstracts in French and English, patent assignees, inventors, and patent and priority application data. The complete text is generally available for documents in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Russian. Images, i.e., patent drawings, are available for a given patent.

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Database Producer

LexisNexis Univentio BV
Galileiweg 8
2333 BE Leiden
The Netherlands
Phone: (+31) 88-6390000
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Database Supplier

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Usage Terms

    The following database producer's special conditions for use of
    his database(s) apply to your use of the PCTFULL file on

    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

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    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.


    The PCTFULL database is copyrighted by Univentio, and all
    rights are reserved.

    Usage of the data retrieved is allowed for internal purposes
    only. Any re-distribution in whatever shape or form is not
    allowed, except internal re-distribution according to the terms
    and conditions of the STN Information Keep & Share Program.

    Univentio shall endeavor to provide accurate, complete and
    up-to-date data in the database, but does not represent or
    warrant the accuracy, completeness or contents of any data or
    database supplied.

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