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: 2020-10-19

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

AT

Austria2020-09-15
  • 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

2020-10-15


  • 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

2020-09-28


  • Abstracts are not available for records with kind code A published between 1980 and May 1982
BGBulgaria2020-07-15
  • No paragraphing in description field

BR
Brazil2020-09-15

CA
Canada2020-10-10
  • Some PDFs missing

CH
Switzerland2020-09-30
  • Incorrect separation between description and claims

CN
China2020-10-16
  • In some records, paragraph numbers in the translated full text don't match those in the original text

CSCzechoslovakia1993-03-17

CZCzech Republic2020-09-16

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

2020-10-15



DK
Denmark2020-10-02

EAEurasia2020-08-31
  • PDFs don't include the front page (not delivered by the patent office)

EP

EPO2020-10-14

ES

Spain2020-08-31

FI
Finland2020-09-30

FR
France2020-09-25

GB
Great Britain2020-10-07
  • About 16K records contain description but no claims

HUHungary2020-04-28
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
IEIreland2020-09-02
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
ILIsrael2018-07-31

IN

India2020-09-25
  • Some records are missing priority date. Data provider is solving the problem.

JP
Japan2020-10-15

KR
Korea2020-10-16

LtLithuania2020-09-10
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
LU
Luxembourg2020-10-02

LVLatvia2020-07-20
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
MXMexico2017-08-24
  • Translations of full text to English in progress

NL
Netherlands2020-09-22

NZNew Zealand2020-09-22

OAOAPI2020-04-24
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
PLPoland2020-09-07
  • Translations of full text to English in progress
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
PT
Portugal2020-06-30
  • Some full text specifications were not delivered by the patent office
RORomania2020-08-28
  • Some records have claims in the description field
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
RU
Russia2020-10-09

SESweden2020-06-23
  • Translations of full text to English in progress

SISlovenia2020-08-31
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SKSlovakia2020-08-03
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SUSoviet Union1993-12-30

THThailand2020-04-20
  • Translations of full text to English in progress

TW
Taiwan2020-10-01
  • Missing claim dependency in some translations
  • Missing some PDF files

US
United States2020-10-15

WO
WIPO PCT2020-10-15
  •  Some corrupt PDF files

Known issues that are not country-specific

DescriptionResolutionStatus

Some claim numbers were lost in translations

Under evaluationIn progress