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alfred
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Unpublished European Patent Applications

Post by alfred » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:42 pm

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

how can I found the title and the application number of an unpublished European patent application for Article 87(4) EPC?

Of course, the content of an unpublished European patent application is not available but it must be possible to get the title, application number, and the date of withdrawal, deemed to be withdrawn or rejection.


alfred
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Re: Unpublished European Patent Applications

Post by alfred » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:53 am

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to ask whether there is a chance to obtain an information from the side of the EPO?

Best regards,

Alfred


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Re: Unpublished European Patent Applications

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:29 am

Hi

Only number and date of withdrawal (or deem withdraw) or rejection will be available and you will find this in every weekly issue of European Patent Bulletin: https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... nload.html and EBD (similar data set but available for machine-readable access to data): https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... html#tab-1

Regards

Vesna for Bulk data and OPS at the EPO


alfred
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Re: Unpublished European Patent Applications

Post by alfred » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:40 pm

Hi Vesna,

thank you for your response including the links.

However, the bulletin only contains the data of publications which has been published. Also information about the withdrawal, refusing, and withdrawal fiction can merely be found for published European patent applications. The respective information cannot be found for unpublished[/b] European patent applications.


Greetings,

Alfred


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Re: Unpublished European Patent Applications

Post by alfred » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:15 pm

Dear Vesna,

is there a possibility to obtain the aforementioned information about unpublished European patent applications?


Kind regards,

Alfred


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Re: Unpublished European Patent Applications

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:25 pm

Hi,

I am sorry, I didn't see your replay before.
As far your last question, we have no other sources to offer.
Something that is not-published will only be disclosed to the rightful applicant and his representative but not to the third party.

Regards,

Vesna for OPS and bulk data


alfred
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Re: Unpublished European Patent Applications

Post by alfred » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:56 am

Hi Vesna,

in your Post dated April 10, 2020, you have stated the following:

"Only number and date of withdrawal (or deem withdraw) or rejection will be available and you will find this in every weekly issue of European Patent Bulletin: https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... nload.html and EBD (similar data set but available for machine-readable access to data): https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... html#tab-1"

Can you explain, how can I find the number and date of withdrawal of an unpublished European patent application?

It is clear that the content of an unpublished European patent application cannot be obtained. However, it is interesting if information such as the title, number and date of withdrawal can be found somewhere.

Kind regards,

Alfred


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Re: Unpublished European Patent Applications

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Fri May 15, 2020 1:28 pm

Hi,

See here: https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... chive.html

In index of each weekly edition you will see on which page you have info that you are looking for

Regards
Vesna


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