April 24, 2012: The wait is over! The Indian Patent Office has (finally) launched the much awaited IPAIRS Version 2.0 which boasts of a new search interface and search fields for searching patents, published application and patent agents. The new search fields that have been added to expand the functionalities of the database are “Applicant Address”, “Inventor Address”, Journal Number (U/S 43(2)), PCT Application number and International classification.
Similar to the integrated view of Espacenet, IPAIRS Version 2.0 allows one to view not only the complete specification of a specific patent but also valuable information of the patent on eRegister, Prosecution history and controller decision in a single window. This is definitely a great change and will allow users to search more effectively for Indian patent literature.