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: 2021-01-18

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

AT

Austria2020-12-15
  • 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

2021-01-14


  • 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

2020-12-22


  • Abstracts are not available for records with kind code A published between 1980 and May 1982
BGBulgaria2020-09-30
  • No paragraphing in description field

BR
Brazil2020-12-15

CA
Canada2021-01-12
  • Some PDFs missing

CH
Switzerland2020-12-15
  • Incorrect separation between description and claims

CN
China2021-01-15
  • In some records, paragraph numbers in the translated full text don't match those in the original text

CSCzechoslovakia1993-03-17

CZCzech Republic2020-12-23

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

2021-01-14



DK
Denmark2020-12-18

EAEurasia2020-11-30
  • PDFs don't include the front page (not delivered by the patent office)

EP

EPO2021-01-13

ES

Spain2020-12-15

FI
Finland2020-11-13

FR
France2020-12-11

GB
Great Britain2021-01-06
  • About 16K records contain description but no claims

HUHungary2020-07-28
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
IEIreland2020-10-28
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
ILIsrael2018-07-31
  • Delays in full text data availability

IN

India2021-01-01
  • Some records are missing priority date. Data provider is solving the problem.

JP
Japan2021-01-14

KR
Korea2021-01-15

LTLithuania2020-12-10
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
LU
Luxembourg2020-12-18

LVLatvia2020-07-20
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
MXMexico2017-08-24

NL
Netherlands2020-09-25

NZNew Zealand2020-09-25
  • Full text from 2018 to 2020 partially available. Data provider is solving the problem.

OAOAPI2020-04-24
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
PLPoland2020-12-28
  • Publication language (PL) is missing in some records
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
PT
Portugal2020-07-30
  • Some full text specifications were not delivered by the patent office
RORomania2020-10-30
  • Some records have claims in the description field
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
RU
Russia2020-12-31

SESweden2020-06-23

SISlovenia2020-08-31
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SKSlovakia2020-10-02
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SUSoviet Union1993-12-30

THThailand2020-04-20
  • Some records have incorrect (default) pub date
  • Delays in full text data availability
TW
Taiwan2021-01-01
  • Claim dependency missing in some translations
  • Some PDFs missing

US
United States2021-01-14

WO
WIPO PCT2021-01-14
  •  Some corrupt PDF files

Known issues that are not country-specific

DescriptionResolutionStatus

Some claim numbers were lost in translations

Under evaluationIn progress