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by EPO / Patent Data Services
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Data News
Topic: June 2017 - DK: number format changed
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Views: 623

June 2017 - DK: number format changed

Please be informed of a change of number format in Danish applications and priorities. The correction has been launched to align the number formats in The EPO master database with the number formats as represented in the authority files provided by the DK office. The alignment of number formats with...
by EPO / Patent Data Services
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Data News
Topic: June 2017 - BG: Kind code changed from 'D' to 'A'
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Views: 659

June 2017 - BG: Kind code changed from 'D' to 'A'

Bulgarian publications will have their application identifier “re-keyed”.
The application kind code ‘D’ will become application kind code ‘A’.
This affects approximately 10.000 records.

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by EPO / Patent Data Services
Mon May 22, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Data News
Topic: May 2017 - Concordance tables have been updated
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Views: 593

May 2017 - Concordance tables have been updated

Every few months we make sure to published update of all available concordance tables, such as Publication number concordance table, Application/Priority number concordance table and Kind code concordance table. Those tables are important to everyone who searches DOCDB-related databases or purchases...
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Mon May 22, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Data News
Topic: Febr. 2017 - Introduction of a new search authority: XV = Vi
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Views: 647

Febr. 2017 - Introduction of a new search authority: XV = Vi

The new DOCDB schema release has been triggered by the introduction of a new search authority: XV = Visegrad Patent Institute The enumeration list of simpleType “countryType” has been extended with an additional value. This extension will have no impact on the actual structure of the schema – the ex...
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Mon May 22, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Data News
Topic: 2017: Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) changed legal status code
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Views: 729

2017: Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) changed legal status code

Since the 1st of April, the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) has changed their legal status codes. We have decided to take this opportunity to switch to the legal status codes as delivered by SIPO, as they now deliver 4-digits codes. With the new codes we are now in a position to process all codes for p...
by EPO / Patent Data Services
Fri May 12, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Data News
Topic: April 2017 - PL: kind code 'A5' has changed
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Views: 614

April 2017 - PL: kind code 'A5' has changed

There was a correction of kind code for Polish publications. This correction has been requested by the national office and has been based on a list provided by the national office. The publication kind code has changed from ‘A5’ to ‘B1’ or ‘B2’ and in a limited number of cases from ‘A5’ to ‘B3’ or ‘...
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Fri May 12, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Data News
Topic: April 2017 - LU: kind code changed from 'A' to 'A1'
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Views: 724

April 2017 - LU: kind code changed from 'A' to 'A1'

There was a correction to the publication kind code for Luxemburg publications where the publication kind code was changed from ‘A’ to ‘A1’ for LU documents that have a publication date before 1989: • LU with a publication date all zeroes, approximately 10.000 documents • LU with a publication date ...
by EPO / Patent Data Services
Fri May 12, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Data News
Topic: March 2017- XH: Correction of priority number format
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Views: 580

March 2017- XH: Correction of priority number format

Please be advised that there is a change of number format in priorities with authority-code XH – Hague Agreement Industrial Design. The correction has been launched to bring the number format of the XH priority as maintained in DOCDB closer to the number format as printed on the original document Th...
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Fri May 12, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Data News
Topic: March 2017 - FI: Kind code changed from 'A' to 'L'
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Views: 595

March 2017 - FI: Kind code changed from 'A' to 'L'

In March 2017, there was a kind code correction done on approximately 14.000 Finnish publications in the range from 803119 to 854267. Publications with date from 03-10-1980 to 12-08-1987 that have been loaded with an incorrect kind code 'A' were now re-keyed into 'L'. Questions? Comments? Write to p...
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Fri May 12, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Data News
Topic: July 2016 - IT: number format changed
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Views: 820

July 2016 - IT: number format changed

Dear all, We would like to take this opportunity to inform you on the new number format introduced by the UIMB for applications and priorities Currently, UIBM assigns application numbers in two distinct formats: one corresponding to the previously used format (e.g. UB2006P000904 ) and a new “online”...