Legal Status Information
The INPADOC Family and Legal Status database (File 345) contains documents published from 1850 to the present. This file is produced by the European Patent Office (EPO) and contains legal status actions for 39 countries. These actions include the patent number, the gazette date announcing the action, the legal status code, the equivalent text description, and the week in which the action was added to the database.
Also, for US patents, File 123, the IFI CLAIMS®/Current Patent Legal Status file, contains post-issuance legal status information for U.S. patents. The data is sourced from the US Patent & Trademark Office and from the USPTO Official Gazette. Coverage includes: certificates of correction, reassignment, reexamination requests and certificates, extensions, expirations, reinstatements, reissue requests, adverse decisions on interference actions, and disclaimer/ dedication data.