Press release

Minesoft and RWS Group announce the release of a Chinese-language version of PatBase, the global patent database. 

Patent, Intellectual Property and information professionals in China stand to benefit from the launch announced today of a Chinese language interface for the Advanced version of the patent research platform, PatBase. For the growing numbers of PatBase users based in China, the ability to navigate the database in their native language will facilitate wider access and greatly improve search efficiency.

The full PatBase Advanced interface, including search forms and help files, has been translated into Chinese, strengthening the position of the database as a vital global corporate resource for R&D and Competitive Intelligence. PatBase Advanced (designed for patent search professionals) is already available with full English and Japanese interfaces, whilst PatBase Express (the end-user version) is currently available in English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

Ann Chapman, Director at Minesoft, added “From the outset we have been focussed on not only the scope and quality of coverage in PatBase, but also its accessibility. The new Chinese interface will improve the search experience for our existing Chinese users and open up PatBase to native speakers in China and elsewhere who have yet to discover what it offers. Combined with powerful cross-lingual search functionality including the Language Explorer, searchable translations, and on-demand machine translation tools, this latest development offers a great advantage to Chinese-speaking patent searchers.”

To further boost functionality in PatBase for Chinese-speakers, over 20 million European, PCT and US patent documents have been machine translated into Chinese and will soon be easily searchable from the new interface.

Minesoft and RWS will be showcasing the new Chinese interface at the Patent Information Annual Conference of China (PIAC) in Beijing, at the China National Convention Center on the 12th and 13th of September.