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Simple Legal Status / Legal Status / Legal Event Search Guide

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 An application enters into a substantive examination.
999 Undetermined Patents that we have yet to confirm the legal status for.

 

Legal Status

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.

No. Legal status Explanation
1 Published An application was published.
2 Pending 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11 Withdrawn An application open to public inspection was withdrawn at the request of the applicant.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.
30 Abandoned Patent right is abandoned.

 

Legal Event

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.

No. Legal event Explanation
61 Transfer Change in applicant/owner.
62 License Exploitation case against a patent license contract submitted for record.
63 Pledge Pledge/mortgages registered.
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.
68 P-Revoked Partial invalid by invalidation decision.

 

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