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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: 2019-06-30

Country codeCountry/ AuthorityLast Full text loadedKnown issues (in progress)
Notes

AT

Austria2019-04-15
  • Incorrect separation between description and claims, or between claims
  • 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

2019-05-16


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

BE

Belgium2019-05-13
  • Abstracts are not available for records with kind code A published between 1980 and May 1982
BR
Brazil2019-05-21

CA
Canada2019-05-24
  • Some PDFs missing

CH
Switzerland2019-04-30
  • Incorrect separation between description and claims

CN
China2019-05-31

CSCzechoslovakia1993-03-17

CZCzech Republic2019-05-15
  • Some claim numbers were lost in translations

DDEast Germany2003-08-07
  • About 2,000 records with no full text
  • Some records have been published by the patent office without abstracts
DE
Germany2019-05-29

DK
Denmark2019-05-06

EP

EPO2019-05-29

ES

Spain2019-05-14

FI
Finland2019-04-15

FR
France2019-05-24

GB
Great Britain2019-05-22
  • About 16K records contain description but no claims

HUHungary2018-10-29
  • Some claim numbers were lost in translations
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts

IN

India2019-05-17

JP
Japan

2019-05-30



KR
Korea2019-05-31

LtLithuania2019-05-10
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
LU
Luxembourg2019-05-08

LVLatvia2019-04-20
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
NL
Netherlands2019-05-09

PT
Portugal2018-06-29
  • Some full text specifications were not delivered by the patent office
RU
Russia2019-05-27

SISlovenia2019-04-30
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
TW
Taiwan2019-05-21
  • Missing claim dependency in some translations
  • Missing some PDF files

US
United States2019-05-30

WO
WIPO PCT2019-05-31
  •  Some corrupt PDF files

Known issues that are not country-specific

DescriptionResolutionStatus
We found a fair number of records that do not have CPC FI flags, but which do have IPCR FI recordsDocDB issue, reported to the EPOMarch 2019: EPO informed us that this may be a structural problem which will take longer than expected to correct
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