The source of legal status in this container is Inpadoc data from the European Patent Office, covering a variety of entries, procedural steps, and post-grant events from over 40 patenting authorities. Content and coverage varies, and all legal status codes are country-specific.
A list of worldwide legal status codes, contents, and coverage can be found on the EPO’s website at https://www.epo.org/searching-for-patents/helpful-resources/data/tables/weekly.html. For several authorities, more detailed explanation of the codes can be found at https://www.epo.org/searching-for-patents/helpful-resources/data/tables/legal-status-codes.html.
|country||Country is represented by a standard 2-character code based on WIPO ST.3.|
|impact||+ , -, or neutral|
|code||1-4 character code. Legal status codes are country-specific. See the links above for more information.|
|date||Date of public notification (YYYYMMDD), e.g., gazette date|
Letter designation that groups event codes into categories which are of particular importance to the prosecution of a patent and share a common theme. Class is available in the frontfile beginning in March 2020. See ST.27 for more information.
Some examples include:
|event-title||Description of the legal status code|
|event-attributes||Attributes of a legal event such as dates, parties, free format text etc.|
For information about the SOLR search fields associated with this container, see Legal Status Events.