Where can one obtain legal status information on Chinese patents in English?
You can obtain legal status information in English via the Chinese Patent Office’s (SIPO) databases on the China Patent Database website and China Intellectual Property Net. SIPO’s “Experimental Platform of Patent Information Services” also contains English legal status information, but only for documents from 1985 to 2006 (no updates). Please keep in mind that in all the above-mentioned sources there is a time delay of several months for legal status information in English. Therefore, please cross-check your results with the corresponding information in Chinese language. For a step-by-step search guide on how to do a legal status search in Chinese, please see our search guides.) If this does not answer your question, please specify your request.