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by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Searching SPCs with EPO Patent Information products
Replies: 0
Views: 1955

Searching SPCs with EPO Patent Information products

There are two EPO products offering Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) search: Global Patent Index (GPI) and PATSTAT Online – both products use the EPO worldwide legal event collection. Both products require a subscription. One-month free trials can be requested at: GPI: https://www.epo.org/...
by EPO / Patent Information
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Searching XP documents in the new Espacenet
Replies: 0
Views: 1629

Searching XP documents in the new Espacenet

Dear Patent Information community, Do you know how to search for XP documents in the new interface of Espacenet? Simply enter the field identifier " CT= " with the XP number in the search field, then click on the Citations tab to see the XP document details. For example, enter CT=XP011099255 . https...
by EPO / Patent Information
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 5
Views: 5426

Covid 19

Thank you for your query. Please note that the patent application in question is a US patent application. As mentioned in the EPO post at 14:30 on Wednesday, 7 October, the patent application is pending before the USPTO and being treated according to applicable US patent law. The US system, which is...
by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Technical issues
Topic: Direct links to older patents no longer working
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Direct links to older patents no longer working

Dear Espacenet User, We do not have Hayward's 1871 GB patent #2014 "Pavement Lights" in our database which explains why you cannot retrieve it. A colleague has found a link to the bibliographic data for you here . Please note that the links you are using are from a very old version of Espacenet. Alt...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Q&A regarding "Patent rights & specific law issues"
Replies: 2
Views: 2459

Q&A regarding "Patent rights & specific law issues"

:?: QUESTION: Under assumption: 1. We applied to any patent office/institute for a product we invented 2. This application/filing passed for first phase and moved to search phase > at this time assume please we give license to some companies and the product is being produced and used by folks. 3. As...
by EPO / Patent Information
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 5
Views: 5426

Re: Covid 19

US patent application, US2020279585 (published in our online patent database Espacenet, is a US patent application pending before the USPTO and being treated according to applicable US patent law, and US patent law allows changes to appending patent application to a certain extent (“Continuation in ...
by EPO / Patent Information
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Technical issues
Topic: RSS-Feeds for Espacenet patent families
Replies: 6
Views: 3859

RSS-Feeds for Espacenet patent families

Dear User, Here is the list of browsers that was updated in March this year, Espacenet supports the following browsers (starting from the indicated browser version): Google Chrome: 64 Mozilla Firefox: 60 Microsoft Edge: 80 In case you are using other browsers or older versions of the supported brows...
by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Improvement in the Register Alert service
Replies: 0
Views: 11318

Improvement in the Register Alert service

A single Register Alert account now allows you to monitor up to 5 000 files (previously only 1 000).
by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Patent maintained as amended
Replies: 1
Views: 2377

Re: Patent maintained as amended

Under Article 65(1) of the European Patent Convention, any contracting state may, if the European patent as granted, amended or limited by the European Patent Office is not drawn up in one of its official languages, prescribe that the proprietor of the patent supply to its central industrial propert...
by EPO / Patent Information
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Patent Information Matters
Topic: Ongoing revision and changes on the CPC Y-tags
Replies: 4
Views: 4825

Ongoing revision and changes on the CPC Y-tags

A number of users have observed that a substantial amount of CPC Y-tags are no longer available via the CPC browser in ESPACENET and show an empty screen when searched. Instead you will receive results when searching in ESPACENET via the Advanced search screen with the same CPC code (e.g. Y02T10/144...