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: 2020-11-09

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

AT

Austria2020-10-15
  • 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

2020-11-05


  • 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

2020-10-26


  • 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
Brazil2020-10-06

CA
Canada2020-10-30
  • Some PDFs missing

CH
Switzerland2020-10-15
  • Incorrect separation between description and claims

CN
China2020-11-06
  • In some records, paragraph numbers in the translated full text don't match those in the original text

CSCzechoslovakia1993-03-17

CZCzech Republic2020-10-27

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

2020-11-05



DK
Denmark2020-10-23

EAEurasia2020-09-30
  • PDFs don't include the front page (not delivered by the patent office)

EP

EPO2020-11-04

ES

Spain2020-10-15

FI
Finland2020-10-15

FR
France2020-10-23

GB
Great Britain2020-10-28
  • About 16K records contain description but no claims

HUHungary2020-06-20
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
IEIreland2020-09-30
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
ILIsrael2018-07-31

IN

India2020-10-23
  • Some records are missing priority date. Data provider is solving the problem.

JP
Japan2020-11-05

KR
Korea2020-11-06

LtLithuania2020-10-12
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
LU
Luxembourg2020-10-19

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

NL
Netherlands2020-10-20

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

OAOAPI2020-04-24
  • Some records have been published by the PTO without abstracts
PLPoland2020-10-19
  • Publication language (PL) is missing in some records
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
PT
Portugal2020-06-30
  • Some full text specifications were not delivered by the patent office
RORomania2020-09-30
  • Some records have claims in the description field
  • Abstracts are not available for some records
RU
Russia2020-10-27

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 with wrong (default) pub date

TW
Taiwan2020-10-11
  • Missing claim dependency in some translations
  • Missing some PDF files

US
United States2020-11-05

WO
WIPO PCT2020-11-05
  •  Some corrupt PDF files

Known issues that are not country-specific

DescriptionResolutionStatus

Some claim numbers were lost in translations

Under evaluationIn progress