Simple Legal Status
In PatSnap when using the advanced search, you are able to search by simple legal status. To do this type SIMPLE_LEGAL_STATUS: followed by one of the numbers in the list given below where the simple legal status corresponding to these numbers and an explanation of each simple legal status is given.
|No.||Simple Legal Status||Explanation|
|0||Inactive||Patent is inactive for various reasons.|
|1||Active||Patent is currently active.|
|2||Pending||The application is published or under examination prior to the patent being issued or the application abandoned.|
PCT Designated Stage expired
|Deadline for entering the national phase of the designated countries has been exceeded.|
PCT Designated Stage
Within the deadline for entering the national phase.
|999||Undetermined||Patents that we have yet to confirm the legal status for.|
In advanced search, you are also able to search by legal status. To do this type LEGAL_STATUS: followed by one of the numbers in the list given below where the legal status corresponding to these numbers and an explanation of each legal status is given.
|1||Published||An application was published.|
|2||Examining||An application enters into a substantive examination.|
|3||Granted||An application becomes a granted patent/patent in force.|
|8||Double||Abandonment of patent right or utility model to avoid double patenting.|
|11||Withdrawn||An application open to public inspection was withdrawn at the request of the applicant.|
|13||Rejected||An application is rejected by the examiner.|
|14||Revoked||Whole invalidation of a patent.|
|15||Expired||Patent term expired.|
|16||Non-payment||No payment of annual fees.|
|21||Restoration||Where a time limit prescribed in the Patent Law is not observed by the patentee because of force majeure, resulting in loss of their rights, they may within a specified time limit, request the Patent Office to restore their rights.|
|22||Ceased||A patent has run its full term or ceased due to some reasons.|
|23||P-Revoked||Part of claims are declared invalid through invalidation procedure.|
|30||Abandoned||Patent right is abandoned.|
A PCT application has been published. Has not yet entered the national phase with the individual patent offices.
|223||PCT-NP (In time limit)||Patent application has entered national phase procedures with the individual patent offices and is within the designated time period.|
|224||PCT-NP (Past time limit)||Patent application has entered national phase procedures with the individual patent
offices and has exceeded the designated time period.
|225||Non-Entry PCT-NP||Has not entered national phase in any country and has exceeded the designated time period.|
In advanced search, you are also able to search by legal event. To do this type LEGAL_EVENT: followed by one of the numbers in the list given below where the legal event corresponding to these numbers and an explanation of each legal event is given.
|61||Transfer||Change in applicant/owner.|
|62||License||Exploitation case against a patent license contract submitted for record.|
|64||Trust||An entrustment of a patent from its owner to a trust company where the trust company finds a license destination of the patent and obtains income. According to our database, this appears to only be the case in Japan and Taiwan.|
|65||Opposition||A third party initiated an opposition proceeding to challenge the validity of a pending patent application or granted patent.|
|66||Re-examination||A third party or inventor has had a patent re-examined to verify that it is actually patentable.|
|69||Customs||Intellectual property rights holders apply to the Customs for the intellectual property rights protection in order to obtain the protection of customs intellectual property rights (including patent rights, trademark rights, etc.)|
|70||Litigation||The patent is in litigation or was litigated.|
|71||Preservation||In the trial of civil cases, the court ruled on the preservation of patent rights, thereby "freezing" relevant patent rights, so that the rights holders can not perform the rights of abandonment, transfer, license, etc.|
|72||Invalid-procedure||The patent invalidation procedure is applied for by a third-party and then examined by the Patent Reexamination Board, to make a final decision on the granted patents which is either partial invalidation, invalidation or to maintain the patent right.|
|73||Oral-procedure||In the invalidation or reexamination procedure, relevant parties may request for an oral hearing examination, but oral hearing examination is not a necessary process for invalidation or reexamination.|
|74||Declassification||Declassified national defense patent, where this is a patent whose technologies are developed with national security in mind.|