Wednesday, 22 January 2014

New Database of Issued Patents

The Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (CIPIT) at the Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, today announced the launch of a new database (linked here) of issued patents in Kenya. The database is the first of its kind in East Africa and currently contains searchable full text for about 1/3 of all Kenyan issued patents, as well as downloadable PDFs for each patent.
The oldest patent database, perhaps?

If you've ever asked the question "what are people patenting in Kenya?", as this Leo has done many times, now you can get a clearer picture!

CIPIT is working to obtain additional patents (from Kenya and beyond) for the database. If any readers can help, please contact CIPIT or leave a comment to this post.


NLIP Watch said...

This is a great addition by CIPIT. Very encouraging to see these types of developments on our continent.

Afro Leo said...

Thanks for the comment