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Friday 15 May 2009

Enfin possible! Patent and SPC status searches on the INPI website

The Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI, aka the French Patent Office) recently launched its new patent and SPC information search site- accessible here. And it's free.

You can search by patent (or SPC) publication number for the current status or status history of the patent or SPC application or the granted patent or SPC in France. One nice thing is that if there is an SPC associated with your patent, then its status will be displayed along with that of the patent automatically.

En Anglais? Well, that would be asking too much so you'll have to brush up on your français.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link to the French website. Does anyone have a consolidated list of all websites that give "official" SPC status for specific patents?

Slimbo said...

Thanks for the heads up, but i Get an error when I try to get to the SPC search section. Do you know how to access it from the INPI homepage?

Catherine said...

It should now work.
If your're still having problems you can get it by clicking on the tab "Services et prestations" and then click on "Base Statut des brevets" in the "Bases de donees gratuites" box.

Slimbo said...

Parfait...merci bien