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Applicant country

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:14 pm
by HelenaZ

I had difficulties on providing search query from beta-version on the following question: how many European applications and European patents were published in 2016 where the applicants are from Slovenia.
In current Espacenet I used the following query: pd= 2016 and pn=ep and applicant=[SI].

I could not get those results from beta-version. In advanced search it is not possible to enter applicants country (just his name) and the filter (applicant country) does not show the results of Slovenian applicants at all.

I would ask you for explaining me how to deal with such question.

Kind regards,
Helena Zalaznik

Re: Applicant country

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:16 am
by voiceofreason
You can use the filter to EXCLUDE enough countries until the SI appear and then apply and remove the exclusion - Final result would be ... pn%3Dep%20

Re: Applicant country

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:24 pm
by Patent Information Marketing
Dear users you, may also use a simple trick:
1. make a search that retrieves SI applicants: e.g. pn=SI and simply select the item SI that is listed high up in the filter "Applicants -country" for this query: ... &q=pn%3DSI

2. Change your search to what you originally wanted to search n.b. the filter *Applicants - country* remains. ie. pd=2016 and pn=ep: ... %20pn%3Dep

Re: Applicant country

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:09 pm
by bjurgens
Is then there is no way to formulate the applicant country search in a single query (without manually using the filter menus or other tricks)?

Re: Applicant country

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:41 am
by Patent Information Marketing
In new Espacenet this function is only possible via the filter function. However this is not a real disadvantage, since the filter remains also for the next search until removed by the user. Hence this is just a different way to formulate the query. Moreover this approach has the advantage that the user gets a statistical evaluation of the applicant countries in the result set, without having to query each country individually.