Duplicated Applicants and Inventors

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Duplicated Applicants and Inventors

Post by Alberto231 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:29 pm


names of applicants and names of inventors are duplicated in some patents.

Examples of this behaviour are WO2010139808, WO03004755, WO2008058517

The same behaviour happens in Espacenet, hence the problem should be in the original data base.

This problem could be resolved by a post processing of results on the application side.

I ask in any case if you plan to correct this behaviour directly in the data base, which is simpler, and eventually by what time.

Thank you and best regards

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Re: Duplicated Applicants and Inventors

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:45 pm


I am not sure what you mean exactly, but I have nothing double in my view (see picture).

The only thing that does appear twice are names in original format and standardised names, but is a feature of Espacenet/OPS and even Docdb.

If there is anything that I am missing please let me know, but as said, I don't really see a problem.

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