CAMBIA, provider of an open-access patent database collating IP data from several national patent offices called CAMBIA Patent Lens, has now added the full text of Australian patents, which can be searched, viewed and printed at no cost, by anyone, thanks to the non-profit international organization.

The full text of over 115,000 Australian granted patents and over 580,000 patent applications have been added to the Patent Lens collection of almost seven million worldwide patent documents. They’ve also seriously upgraded the interface and have many new enhancements coming up, including searching by lapse/expire/revoked and full WIPO PCTs in all classifications.

The patent informatics and analysis component of the BiOS Initiative aims to assist in navigation of the intellectual property landscape, particularly within the life sciences, by making it more transparent.  BIOS is an attempt to establish an open-source technology movement in the biotechnology industry, similar to the computing industry’s open-source software movement.

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    Hi Stephen,
    Thanks for covering this. FYI, our name is only CAMBIA, not ‘Centre for the …..” We ceased being the long version some years ago. Legally and practically we’re just CAMBIA, as we work on innovation system transparency in all sectors now.

    Keep an eye on the site. I expect you’ll see the other changes alluded to even before the press release in a week or two.

    Thanks
    Richard

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    This new resource is very helpful, but unfortunately granted or accepted Australian specifications are availble only from No. 699752 on. These are all the ones which have so far been published by the Australian Patent Office. Specifications are also availble from the Australian Patent Office website at http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/aub/aub_pages_1.process_simple_search .

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    Vivian is right. Patents and applications on the Lens are from 1998 onwards as described on the site. She’s also right that if you already know what we’re looking for, you can find it by putting in specification numbers etc on the IP Australia site. However, full-text searching on IP Australia is still not an option as of this writing.