New data available on the status of US patent applications and granted patents covering status information which was created or updated after 1980.
The data is based on information available on the Patent Examination Data System platform, which was recently established by the US Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) and will include approximately 80 different status values, e.g. 'Patented Case', 'Expressly Abandoned - During Examination' and 'Final Rejection Mailed'.
To strike a balance between the interest of advanced users in precise and detailed information and the demand for general information by occasional users, the EPO decided to group the numerous status values into 10 generic event codes (see the table below). The original status value will stay available in the free text of the records in the bulk data product INPADOC worldwide legal stats database. If you need more information on the mapping between the original status value and the corresponding generic INPADOC legal event code, please contact Patent Data Services.
The more than 8.5 million records of the backlog will be loaded in batches in the course of April 2019. Upadtes will be added to the databse on a regular basis.
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Table: Generic INPADOC legal event codes
Code, Description, Category
STCA, INFORMATION ON STATUS: APPLICATION FILING, A
STCB, INFORMATION ON STATUS: APPLICATION DISCONTINUATION, B
STCC, INFORMATION ON STATUS: APPLICATION REVIVAL, C
STCF, INFORMATION ON STATUS: PATENT GRANT, F
STCH, INFORMATION ON STATUS: PATENT DISCONTINUATION, H
STCE, INFORMATION ON STATUS: PRE-GRANT REVIEW, E
STCK, INFORMATION ON STATUS: PATENT REVIVAL, K
STCT, INFORMATION ON STATUS: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ADJUSTMENT, T
STCV, INFORMATION ON STATUS: APPEAL PROCEDURE, V
STPP, INFORMATION ON STATUS: PATENT APPLICATION AND GRANTING PROCEDURE IN GENERAL, W
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