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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. Premium Plus subscribers also receive legal status data from our new Chinese data source (see Chinese Data Improvements for more details). 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.

legal-status/legal-event

Inpadoc Example

<legal-status load-source="inpadoc">
  <legal-event class="H" date="20190415" country="AT" mxw-id="LS262024855" code="MM01" impact="-">
    <legal-event-body>
      <event-title>LAPSE BECAUSE OF NOT PAYING ANNUAL FEES</event-title>
      <event-attributes>
        <event-attribute>
          <event-attribute-label>Effective Date </event-attribute-label>
          <event-attribute-value>20180831</event-attribute-value>
        </event-attribute>
      </event-attributes>
    </legal-event-body>
  </legal-event>
</legal-status>

Chinese Data Source Example

<legal-status load-source="patent-office">
  <legal-event class="H" date="20200424" country="CN" mxw-id="LS353498509" code="CF01" impact="-">
    <legal-event-body>
      <event-title>TERMINATION OF PATENT RIGHT DUE TO NON-PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEE</event-title>
      <event-attributes>
        <event-attribute>
          <event-attribute-label>Granted Publication Date</event-attribute-label>
          <event-attribute-value>20190503</event-attribute-value>
          <event-attribute-label>Termination Date</event-attribute-label>
          <event-attribute-value>20190505</event-attribute-value>
        </event-attribute>
      </event-attributes>
    </legal-event-body>
  </legal-event>
</legal-status>

Attribute

Description

class

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:

  • C=Application revival, i.e., events related to the revival, reinstatement or restoration of an application after it has been discontinued
  • P=Document modification, i.e., events related to modifications of an application, IP right document or other document, which occur outside the context of a pre-grant review or IP right review
dateDate of public notification (YYYYMMDD), e.g., gazette date
countryCountry is represented by a standard 2-character code based on WIPO ST.3.
code1-4 character code. Legal status codes are country-specific. See the links above for more information.
impact+ , -, or neutral
ElementDescription
event-titleDescription of the legal status code
event-attributesAttributes of a legal event such as dates, parties, free format text etc.

Further Reading

For information about the SOLR search fields associated with this container, see Legal Status Events.

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