To provide Intellectual Property (IP) related information services for global inventors, investors and agents. Ultimately, to establish a public IP exchange.
Intellectual Property Exchange (IPEXL) began with the inspirational advice from the well renowned Professor Hang Chang Chieh, the chairman of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). His encouragement in the realm of intellectual property gave birth to the company in 2003.
IPEXL has been contracted by Intellectual Property Office of Singapore to design, develop and operate the SurfIP turn-key project since 2005 based on its own meta-search engine technologies (version 1.0). SurfIP is a revolutionary free service portal where inventors, investors, agents,attorneys, researchers and business users no longer need to remember obscure syntax or pay high costs for searching worldwide IP information.
IPEXL provides free online patent, trademark and design search services used by inventors, investors and agents from over 180 countries. When you visit www.IPEXL.com, you will be able to find IP information from WIPO, EPO, OHIM, Madrid Protocol, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, US and Vietnam.
We recognize the importance of the mobility of office work, hence we designed our services to offer wireless access including support for the iPhone and iPad which empowers you to access worldwide patent information anywhere anytime.
We possess advanced search engine and analytics technologies (version 3.0). We also possess weekly updated databases with more than 35 million patents and trademarks from WIPO, PCT, EPO, OHIM, China (Chinese & English), Japan, Korea, Taiwan (Chinese & English), Hong Kong (Chinese & English), Singapore, US, Canada, UK, France, etc.
IPEXL is highly competent in the construction and timely update of patent databases. Our products and services are of great benefits to numerous organizations, such as the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, Japan Patent Office, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority in Singapore.Patent Databases
We have a pool of professionals with in-depth knowledge and experience in the use of our online search engine, tailor-made interactive search and databases to provide pragmatic solutions and services to meet your needs.Interactive Search Banner (ISB)
Our ISB banner enables you and your client to conduct an IP search from your own homepage without accessing the IPEXL website. It has been successfully deployed by Japan Patent Office, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (version 1.0) and China Technology Exchange (version 2.0). If you would like to add value to your website, we can provide a tailor-made ISB with your own brand. Please contact us for details.Technology Tracking
We offer technology tracking services for our clients, such as surveillance of technological progress of competitors, intellectual property rights early warning, etc. Please contact us for more details.IP Seminars & Workshops
To raise IP awareness and improve IP management for organizations, universities and companies, we regularly provide IP management, patent search and patent mapping training courses and workshops in Singapore, the Greater China region, Japan, India, etc. Please contact us if you have interest in any of our training services.
"In the wake of the growth in intellectual property awareness, SurfIP has spawned a one-stop source of the most important intellectual property research databases available. SurfIP is truly a beacon for the IP community and is a must for all prior art searchers, inventors, and IP professionals."
- Dr. Juzar Motiwalla, Chief Executive Officer,Kent Ridge Digital Labs
"At IP MENU, we get to review dozens of Intellectual Property related websites each month and it is always great to see a site such as SurfIP continuing to develop and expand its IP related services. SurfIP is an excellent first port of call for searching patent information and non-patent literature. One of SurfIP's greatest and most unique feature is the combination of patent information sources it uses. SurfIP goes beyond the standard WO/US/EP combination of patent databases, and brings together the additional patent collections of countries such as Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and China into one easy to use interfaces. IP Menu is always pleased to see IP websites continue to develop and each time we look at SurfIP, we are finding new additions to what is already a fantastic site. Keep up the good work!"
- Rodney Cruise, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney, Founder of IP MENU
A project of Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)