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 50 patenting authorities. Premium Plus subscribers also receive legal status data in English 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/en/searching-for-patents/data/coverage/weekly.
Chinese Data Source Example
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 the INPADOC classification scheme for more information.
Some examples include:
|date||Date of public notification (YYYYMMDD), e.g., gazette date|
|country||Country is represented by a standard 2-character code based on WIPO ST.3.|
|code||1-4 character code. Legal status codes are country-specific. See the links above for more information.|
|impact||+ , -, or neutral|
|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.