Bibliographic data

The bibliographic data of a document comprise the following:

From the Bibliographic data screen, you can select an option from the left-hand sidebar to view the description , claims , mosaics , the original document , cited documents , citing documents , INPADOC legal status and INPADOC patent family of the requested patent document (where available).

To view the bibliographic data of the granted patent (where available), click on the original B document under Also published as.

The bibliographic data of any listed document can be viewed by clicking on the document number.

The bibliographic data of a non-patent literature (XP) document shows the NPL reference number, the publication date, a classification (CPC) symbol (where applicable), the URL of the citation (where available) and an external disclaimer.

Where available, a digital object identifier (DOI) - which is a permanent digital identifier given to an object to identify electronic intellectual property documents - has been added.

You can view the abstract in a language other than the one in which it is displayed. First select the target language and then click the red Patent Translate button. If the text is in English, it can be translated into one of the supported languages. Texts that are not in English are translated into English.

The text for translation is sent to specially "trained" machine translation engines, jointly developed by the EPO and Google, where it is processed and returned to the user.

You can activate the Classification popup for classification symbols under the Settings tab. If you hover over a symbol, a popup will appear showing information about its hierarchical classification structure.

Above the title of the patent document, you have four options:

  • You can add this document to your own patent list by clicking on the star icon next to In my patents list
  • You can click on the Register link (where activated) for a particular country to go straight to the corresponding entry in the national register concerned.
  • You can report a data error by clicking on the Report data error link. You will then be required to fill out a form so that the error can be corrected as soon as possible.
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