Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI)
Description/achievement of initiative

The Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) program, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), provides patent offices and academic and research institutions in developing countries with free or low-cost access to sophisticated tools and services for retrieving and analyzing patent data.ASPI aims to support developing countries in more fully exploiting their innovative potential by leveraging the valuable information contained in patent documents to develop new solutions to technical problems faced at the local and international levels.

Implementation methodologies

ASPI is made possible by a public-private partnership between the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and five leading patent database service providers.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

WIPO coordinates with participating patent database service providers to carry out activities to promote awareness of the program and effective use of the resources available through it.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

WIPO International Bureau


WIPO International Bureau
Progress reports
Goal 17
Provide enhanced access to, and use of, IP information by IP institutions and the public to promote innovation and creativity.
Staff / Technical expertise
WIPO Secretariat Staff

Basic information
Time-frame: 0000-00-00 - ongoing
WIPO International Bureau
Contact information
Mr. Andrew Czajkowski, Head, Innovation and Technical Support Section, WIPO, andrew.czajkowski@wipo.int
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