RE: PIUG question- Searchable PDFS of patents?

From: TS Customer Technical Support <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 16:32:24 +0100

In our Delphion ( <>
<> ) and Thomson Patent Store ( http://
<> ) services,
users can request copies of full patents in PDF format. EP and JP (English
Front Page records) from 2000 onwards, are searchable and supplied complete
with drawings and other graphical elements.
Thomson Scientific also supplies English language human-edited
machine-translations (
<> ) of full Japanese patents
in PDF and Word format. In each case the text is searchable and the tables,
graphs, drawings etc are included in their original position within the
document. Indeed any text (notes, captions) in the graphics can be
translated if required.
Best regards,
Richard Hill
Customer Technical Support
Thomson Scientific, 14 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DF, UK
Tel: +44 20 7344 2999
Fax: +44 20 7344 2900
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-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Olson, Rebecca
Sent: Friday, 18 June, 2004 6:10 PM
Subject: PIUG question- Searchable PDFS of patents?

Hi all,

I've searched the archives and found my question - but no answer. Do you
know of any vendor that provides searchable PDF versions of patents (US at
least) ? I know you can order searchable file histories from most, but none
I've seen offer patents alone in that format (Micropat offers the
downloadable text version which works fine, but not if you want the images).

Maybe this info is out there, and my cold medicine is just making me
overlook it... any suggestions?



Rebecca Olson
Alston & Bird, LLP
101 South Tryon Street, Suite 4000
Charlotte, NC 28280-4000 USA
Rolson at


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