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GourlayMichaelJohn
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Priority number

Post by GourlayMichaelJohn » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:58 pm

When I click on the priority number in the bibliographic data I get a message telling me "No documents available for priority number". Is it possible to see the priority applications and if so how do I do this?

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Priority number

Post by EPO / Patent Information » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:50 am

There are a number of reasons why a priority document may not be available in Espacenet.

The reasons could be:

- we have simple not received the priority document from the filing office
- the priority document was only a provisional number and not a "real" publication
- the application was removed before publication
- number format issues

and many more.

If you post an example priority number, we can check.

Kind regards,

The Patent Information User Support Team


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