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This page contains information about known gaps and other content issues. Please note that most of these problems affect only a small number of records.

This page was last updated on: 2021-11-30

Country codeCountry/ AuthorityLast Full text loadedKnown issues (in progress)
Notes
APARIPO2005-12-17

AT

Austria2021-11-15


  • Some granted patents published from 1902 to 1989 have full text but the collection is not complete and the format is not as good as usual
  • Abstracts are not available for some records, mainly kind code B in 2008 and 2010-2012

AU

Australia

2021-11-25


  • No paragraphing in description field
  • Abstracts are not available for pre-2011 records and for records from the PCT route
  • Missing full text for some records, mainly published 2002-2005, 1994-1998, 2016

BE

Belgium

2021-11-17


  • Abstracts are not available for records with kind code A published between 1980 and May 1982
BGBulgaria2021-11-15
  • No paragraphing in description field

BR
Brazil2021-10-19

CA
Canada2021-11-23
  • Some PDFs missing beginning in early 2020
  • A technical error required CIPO to rebuild its process from the ground up. Files are expected to be available in winter 2021-2022.
CH
Switzerland2021-11-15



CN
China2021-11-26
  • In some records, paragraph numbers in the translated full text don't match those in the original text

CSCzechoslovakia1993-03-17

CZCzech Republic2021-11-10

DDEast Germany2003-08-07
  • About 2,000 records with no full text
  • Some records have been published by the patent office without abstracts
DE
Germany

2021-11-25



DK
Denmark2021-11-12

EAEurasia2021-09-30
  • PDFs don't include the front page (not delivered by the patent office)

EP

EPO2021-11-21

ES

Spain2021-11-15

FI
Finland2021-11-15

FR
France2021-11-12

GB
Great Britain2021-11-17
  • About 16K records contain description but no claims

HUHungary2021-04-28
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
IEIreland2021-10-27
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
ILIsrael2021-09-30


IN

India2021-11-12
  • Some records are missing priority date. Data provider is solving the problem.

JP
Japan2021-11-25

KR
Korea2021-11-26

LTLithuania2021-11-10
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
LU
Luxembourg2021-11-05

LVLatvia2021-09-20
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
MXMexico2017-08-24

NL
Netherlands2021-11-02

NZNew Zealand2021-10-07
  • Full text from 2018 to 2020 partially available. Data provider is solving the problem.

OAOAPI2021-06-23
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
PLPoland2021-11-08
  • Publication language (PL) is missing in some records
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
PT
Portugal2021-09-29
  • Some full text specifications were not delivered by the patent office
RORomania2021-09-30
  • Some records have claims in the description field
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
RU
Russia2021-11-19

SESweden2021-10-19

SISlovenia2021-10-29
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SKSlovakia2021-10-27
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SUSoviet Union1993-12-30

THThailand2021-10-18
  • Some records have incorrect (default) pub date


TW
Taiwan2021-11-11
  • Some PDFs missing

US
United States2021-11-25

WO
WIPO PCT2021-11-25
  •  Some corrupt PDF files

Known issues that are not country-specific

DescriptionResolutionStatus

Some claim numbers were lost in translations

Under evaluationIn progress
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