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: 2023-09-18

Country codeCountry/ AuthorityLast Full text loadedKnown issues (in progress)
Notes
APARIPO2005-12-17

AT

Austria2023-08-15


  • 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

2023-09-14


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

BE

Belgium

2023-09-07


  • Abstracts are not available for records with kind code A published between 1980 and May 1982
BGBulgaria2023-08-15
  • No paragraphing in description field

BR
Brazil2023-07-18

CA
Canada2023-09-11
  • Some PDFs missing beginning in early 2020
  • A technical error required CIPO to rebuild its process from the ground up. Files are expected to be available in winter 2021-2022.
CH
Switzerland2023-08-31



CN
China2023-09-15
  • In some records, paragraph numbers in the translated full text don't match those in the original text

CSCzechoslovakia1993-03-17

CZCzech Republic2023-09-06

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

2023-09-14



DK
Denmark2023-09-01

EAEAPO2022-03-31
  • PDFs don't include the front page (not delivered by the patent office)

EP

EPO2023-09-13

ES

Spain2023-08-31

FI
Finland2023-09-08

FR
France2023-09-01

GB
Great Britain2023-09-06
  • About 16K records contain description but no claims
  • About 70K old records with no title

HUHungary2023-07-28
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
IEIreland2023-08-16
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
ILIsrael2023-06-01


IN

India2023-07-14
  •  Some records are missing priority date. Data provider is solving the problem.

JP
Japan2023-09-15

KR
Korea2023-09-15

LTLithuania2023-08-25
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
LU
Luxembourg2023-08-25

LVLatvia2023-07-20
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
MXMexico2017-08-24

NL
Netherlands2023-09-01

NZNew Zealand2023-08-25
  • Full text from 2018 to 2020 partially available. Data provider is solving the problem.

OAOAPI2021-12-13
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
PLPoland2023-09-04
  • Publication language (PL) is missing in some records
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
PT
Portugal2023-07-31
  • Some full text specifications were not delivered by the patent office
RORomania2023-08-30
  • Some records have claims in the description field
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
RU
Russia2023-09-08

SESweden2023-08-01

SISlovenia2023-08-31
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SKSlovakia2023-08-23
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SUSoviet Union1993-12-30

THThailand2023-03-23
  • Some records have incorrect (default) publication date
  • Duplication of some records caused by a rekey done by our provider. Data provider is solving the problem.
  • Some records have incorrect application numbers due to formatting issues. Data provider is solving the problem.
  • Most of the records don't contain priority data
TW
Taiwan2023-09-01
  • Some PDFs missing


US
United States2023-09-14
  • From 1950-1975, claims are available only for chemistry grants
  • USPTO is using both kind codes E (pre-2001) and E1 (post-2001) for reissue documents, which is correct but conflicts with their published documentation
WO
WIPO PCT2023-09-14
  • Some corrupt PDF files

Known issues that are not country-specific

DescriptionResolutionStatus

Some claim numbers were lost in translations

Under evaluationIn progress