Patents how do you check if country only or worldwide?

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sharpglobal
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Patents how do you check if country only or worldwide?

Post by sharpglobal » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:13 pm

hi first time to the forum. Looking forward to learning a lot.

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mick


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Patents how do you check if country only or worldwide?

Post by EPO / Patent Information » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:27 pm

Hi Mick,

Welcome to the forum!

To check in which country or countries an invention as been filed, you will need to have a look at the list of publications under Also published as in the bibliographic data view:
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In Espacenet a patent family is defined as comprising all documents having exactly the same priority or combination of priorities (simple family).

We hope this helps!
Kind regards,

The Patent Information User Support Team


romdicos
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Re: Patents how do you check if country only or worldwide?

Post by romdicos » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:58 am

One additional question regarding the quoted example: Why is the GB patent published as WO, and US ?
If it's a worldwide patent, I believe there is no need to apply for a specific US patent, am I right?


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