Author: UJIHARA Kazuya
GetIPDL downloads patent documents from JPO, USPTO, esp@cenet, DEPATISnet, Delphion and other free patent document delivery sites. It can download texts and images.
It supports many servers.
The operation is very easy. Input the patent number and click a download button. That's all.
It can accept various type patent number forms. Then, the operations is independent of server.
It merges downloaded files into one file after downloading.
Re-download starts from the first missing page due to cancellation or bad server response.
You can select a text format from simple text, HTML, Microsoft Word, RTF.
It doesn't require the special ActiveX controls, such as Adobe Acrobat reader. You can see images by Imaging for Windows, which is attached with Microsoft Windows.
Hyperlinks of the downloaded HTML text are re-linked. Then, if you browse the downloaded file, most of the hyperlinks are still valid.
You can send a patent number from Internet Explorer by context menu.
Drag and drop of the link is supported.
Smart Tag for Microsoft Office XP is supported.
It adopted with I18N. You can download a text file written in Japanese from JPO without Japanese knowledge. It is easy to translate a gotten Japanese document to any language one by automatic-translation software. By the same way, download Chinese patent from SIPO without Chinese knowledge.
Supported Servers and Services
The Japanese Patent Office (JPO) -- Japanese font is required
Patent & Utility Model (image and text, Japanese)
Design (image and text, Japanese)
Trademark (image and text, Japanese)
Foreign Patent (image, US, EP, GB, DE, FR, CH, WO)
Patent & Utility Model Gazette DB (English)
United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO)
Patent Grants (image and text)
Patent Applications (image and text)
The Europe Patent Office (esp@cenet)
Worldwide - 30 million documents
The European Patent Office
The World Intellectual Property Org. (PCT)
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Intellectual Property Australia
AU-A, B, C Patent Specification
Deutsches Patent und Matkenamt (DEPATISnet)
Search Query : Publication Number
The Hungarian Patent Office (HPO)
Hungarian Granted Patent Documents
Patent Number Search
Thai IPIC (Thai) -- Thai font is required
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
PCT Electronic Gazette
State Intellectual Property Office of P.R.C. (China) -- Simplified Chinese font is required
Internet connection. Authorization is not supported.
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP -- I recommend Windows 2000. In some case it works on Windows 95 OSR2 and Windows NT 4.
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 or more
TIFF file viewer -- strongly recommend Imaging for Windows, which is bundled with Windows 95OSR2/98/Me/NT/2000.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Windows Installer 1.1 or more
Imaging for Windows Professional or one attached with Windows 98/Me/2000 -- Some functions depend on it.
Active Desktop. On Windows 95/NT system, you must install IE 4.0 before IE 5.5.
Microsoft Word 2000/2002 -- Enable to get the files as simple text format, WORD format or RTF format.
Microsoft Access 2000/2002.
Simplified Chinese font, Thai font, Japanese font.
How to Install
Please execute GetIPDL.msi after decompression. And then, reboot OS.
Overwrite installation is not supported. Please uninstall all GetIPDLs from Add/Remove programs in control panel.
On Windows 95/98/NT/2000 system, you must install Windows Installer 2.0 or more