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: 2022-08-16

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

AT

Austria2022-07-15


  • 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

2022-08-11


  • 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

2022-08-03


  • Abstracts are not available for records with kind code A published between 1980 and May 1982
BGBulgaria2022-07-15
  • No paragraphing in description field

BR
Brazil2022-06-14

CA
Canada2022-08-15
  • 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
Switzerland2022-07-29



CN
China2022-08-12
  • In some records, paragraph numbers in the translated full text don't match those in the original text

CSCzechoslovakia1993-03-17

CZCzech Republic2022-07-06

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

2022-08-11



DK
Denmark2022-07-28

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

EP

EPO2022-08-10

ES

Spain2022-07-15

FI
Finland2022-07-29

FR
France2022-07-29

GB
Great Britain2022-07-27
  • About 16K records contain description but no claims
  • About 70K old records with no title

HUHungary2022-05-28
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
IEIreland2022-07-20
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
ILIsrael2022-06-01


IN

India2022-07-15
  • Some records are missing priority date. Data provider is solving the problem.

JP
Japan2022-08-15

KR
Korea2022-08-12

LTLithuania2022-07-11
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
LU
Luxembourg2022-07-20

LVLatvia2022-06-20
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
MXMexico2017-08-24

NL
Netherlands2022-07-28

NZNew Zealand2022-07-01
  • 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
PLPoland2022-07-11
  • Publication language (PL) is missing in some records
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
PT
Portugal2022-05-31
  • Some full text specifications were not delivered by the patent office
RORomania2022-05-30
  • Some records have claims in the description field
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
RU
Russia2022-08-10

SESweden2022-07-26

SISlovenia2022-06-30
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SKSlovakia2022-06-30
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
SUSoviet Union1993-12-30

THThailand2022-07-25
  • Some records have incorrect (default) pub date


TW
Taiwan2022-07-21
  • Some PDFs missing

US
United States2022-08-11

WO
WIPO PCT2022-08-11
  •  Some corrupt PDF files

Known issues that are not country-specific

DescriptionResolutionStatus

Some claim numbers were lost in translations

Under evaluationIn progress