No of opposition per opponent per year

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No of opposition per opponent per year

Post by GuillaumeS » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:20 pm

Dear Sirs

I am trying to retrieve the oppositions filed by an entity during 2017 and i get incoherent results.

What would be a correct query for such search?

(i used opdt=2017* and opnm=company)


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Re: No of opposition per opponent per year

Post by EPO / EPAL Team » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:41 pm

The EP Bulletin search is using an EPO bulk data set where the opposition filing date is overwritten over the time and replaced with dates of possible subsequent events, such as dates related to opposition admissible (criterion OPOA), inadmissible (criterion OPOI), deemed not filed (criterion OPDF), rejected (criterion OPRD).
Therefore a possible query could be:
OPDT or OPOA or OPOI or OPDF or OPRD =2017* AND OPNM = hexal*
But it includes documents where oppositions were filed before 2017.
We hope that the above answers your question satisfactorily

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