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The Internet patent information retrieval service “JP-NET"

JP-NET  - 4 reasons to choose-

High speed search and display

Dedicated browser enables you to search and display thousands of documents speedily and improves the efficiency of patent search!

further details for sophisticated search function

Menu search mode for beginners, Boolean search mode for middle level researchers and command-line search for professionals can be selected. Supporting function such as search history and patent map guidance of IPC/FI/F-Terms/CPC are also available.

  • Menu search mode for beginners
  • Command-line search mode for professionals

Up to 100 saved search histories

Patent map guidance: selected classification can be reflected to search query

Functionality and workability

JP-NET combines multiple functions with user-friendliness.
Advanced functions in simple interface streamlines your research works.

further details for various formats of displaying

Result list enables you to review the patents together with the legal status or family information. For details, text viewing with highlighting bar, and multiple sub-functions such as link to legal status and patent family and full image viewing can be selected.

  • Image view published by patent office
  • Three publications in one screen

Text view with highlighting bar. Link to citation / patent family and legal status

further details for abundant output formats

Batch downloading of Excel/CSV file with drawing and link to the documents is available.

  • Documents link to PDF
  • Drawings and English abstract with Japanese translation

Printing paper and downloading PDF files are also available in multiple forms such as hit list, abstract, three publications in one, JP gazette and full specifications etc.

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More than 2,700 companies, public organizations, universities and research institutions have introduced JP-NET services.

Resonable price

Provided at a fixed fee from 96,000 JPY/year (Japanese patent and utility model), JP-NET also offers volume discount for researchers, engineers and company-wide use.

Price list
In-house use1ID5ID10ID50ID
Japanese Patent
and Utility model
96,000 360,000 480,000 1,200,000
JP Legal Status 36,000 120,000 180,000   420,000
JP-MAP (optional) 36,000 120,000 180,000   420,000
Japanese Design 60,000 240,000 360,000 1,080,000
Japanese Trademark 60,000 240,000 360,000 1,080,000
Worldwide patent 96,000 360,000 480,000 1,200,000
Command line search
60,000 - - -

*Yearly flat rate of Japanese Yen (JPY)

Coverage Information

See the list of coverage
Japanese patent & Utility model
Published patent application 1971 ~
Published utility model application
Japanese translation of PCT international application 1979 ~
Domestic re-publication of PCT internal application
Japanese translation of PCT international application
(utility model)
Registered utility model 1994 ~
Examined patent application publication 1971 ~ 1994 (last publication)
Examined utility model application publication
Granted patents 1971 ~
Examined utility model registration
Legal status
Legal status(Japanese patent, utility model, design and trademark) 1964 ~
Japanese Design, trademark and trial decision
Japanese Design 1964 ~
Japanese trademark Registration number 1 ~
Trial decision 2000 ~
Worldwide patent
US patent application 2001 ~
US patent 1976 ~
Europe (EP-A/B), International application (PCT) 1978 ~

Wide coverage of worldwide database

Worldwide data are accesible with fixed fee. Also it is easy to refer legal status and family information.
  • Full-text
  • Drawings and abstract
  • English biblio. And abstract

Feature1:Cross retrieval within 79 countries is available in English

Feature2:Family information of 80 countries including Japan

Feature3:Batch downloading of PDF, Excel and CSV

Feature4:Visualization of citations and family information


JP-MAP option enables you to analyze 300,000 patents at maximum by applicant names, classifications and key words etc. Your search result can be visualized in various graphs.

Citation map(Japanese patent & utility model database)

Back and forward citation made by patent examiners can be displayed. Applicant ranking and link to each patent document are also available.


80 countries family & citations map (Japanese and worldwide database)
The relationships of the patent and its patent family members can be displayed among 80 countries (JP, US, EP and other DOCDB countires).

  • JP-MAP option
  • JP-MAP option