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Applicant refers to an entity that applies for a patent. Before September 16, 2012, only inventors could apply for patents in the US. This was changed on September 16, 2012 , so that an assignee (or patent owner) may now be the applicant, as has been customary in other countries for many years.

Applicant data will include includes the inventor-applicants for WO records when US is a designated state.

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Element

INID

Description

name

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Name of applicant(s), as described in the format attribute above. Names may be parsed into last-name, first-name or orgname within the addressbook element. Note that firm Firm names may be parsed into the the last-name element, as shown in the example above.

address

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When available, the address occurs in the format="original" element within addressbook. If possible, the address is parsed into 3 elements: street, city, and country.

country

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When available, the country may be present in "epo" or "original" formats. Country is represented by a standard 2-character code based on WIPO ST.3.

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Element

INID

Description

Example(s)

name

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Name of assignee(s). As received from publishing authority where format=original. Names may be parsed into last-name, first-name or orgname within the addressbook element.

LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORP.

address

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The address is found within addressbook and if possible, is parsed into 3 elements: street, city, and country. 

Taipei

country

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Where Available where possible. 
Country is represented by a standard 2-character code based on WIPO ST.3.

TW

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Element

INID

Description

Example(s)

name

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Where possible, the name is parsed out of the full address info. Names may be parsed into last-name, first-name or orgname within the addressbook element. Note that firm Firm names may be parsed into the last-name element, as shown in the example above.

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

address

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Where possible, all address elements are parsed within the addressbook element.

2040 MAIN STREET 
FOURTEENTH FLOOR 
Irvine CA 
92614 US

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