Latest Content Updates and Known Issues

This page contains information about known gaps and other content issues. Please note that most of these problems affect only a small number of records.

This page was last updated on: 2020-07-20

Country codeCountry/ AuthorityLast Full text loadedKnown issues (in progress)
Notes
APARIPO2005-04-21

AT

Austria2020-06-15
  • Incorrect separation between description and claims, or between claims
  • Some granted patents published from 1902 to 1989 have full text but the collection is not complete and the format is not as good as usual
  • Abstracts are not available for some records, mainly kind code B in 2008 and 2010-2012

AU

Australia

2020-07-16


  • No paragraphing in description field
  • Abstracts are not available for pre-2011 records
  • Missing full text for some records, mainly published 2002-2005, 1994-1998, 2016

BE

Belgium

2020-07-02


  • Abstracts are not available for records with kind code A published between 1980 and May 1982
BGBulgaria2018-03-30
  • No paragraphing in description field

BR
Brazil2020-06-23

CA
Canada2020-07-07
  • Some PDFs missing

CH
Switzerland2020-06-30
  • Incorrect separation between description and claims

CN
China2020-07-17
  • In some records, paragraph numbers in the translated full text don't match those in the original text

CSCzechoslovakia1993-03-17

CZCzech Republic2020-06-24

DDEast Germany2003-08-07
  • About 2,000 records with no full text
  • Some records have been published by the patent office without abstracts
DE
Germany

2020-07-16



DK
Denmark2020-07-03

EAEurasia2020-05-29
  • PDFs don't include the front page (not delivered by the patent office)

EP

EPO2020-07-15

ES

Spain2020-06-30

FI
Finland2020-05-15

FR
France2020-07-10

GB
Great Britain2020-07-01
  • About 16K records contain description but no claims

HUHungary2019-12-30
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts

IN

India2020-07-03
  • Some records are missing priority date. Data provider is solving the problem.

JP
Japan2020-07-16

KR
Korea2020-07-09

LtLithuania2020-05-25
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
LU
Luxembourg2020-05-20

LVLatvia2020-05-20
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
NL
Netherlands2020-06-09

OAOAPI2020-01-31
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
PT
Portugal2020-04-30
  • Some full text specifications were not delivered by the patent office
RORomania2020-05-29
  • Some records have claims in the description field
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
RU
Russia2020-07-10

SISlovenia2020-05-29
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SKSlovakia2020-06-02
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SUSoviet Union1993-12-30

TW
Taiwan2020-06-21
  • Missing claim dependency in some translations
  • Missing some PDF files

US
United States2020-07-16

WO
WIPO PCT2020-07-16
  •  Some corrupt PDF files

Known issues that are not country-specific

DescriptionResolutionStatus

Some claim numbers were lost in translations

Under evaluationIn progress