Report:QPAT/Data Coverage/Patent Coverage/Updates
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|As of January 1, 2013, both QPAT and PatentExaminer have been discontinued, and they have been replaced by the Orbit.com portal.|
The latest update information is found under the “coverage and information” link in QPAT. The page displays both the date of the last update period, and the date on which that information was uploaded into the database, for most collections. It also displays some notes about current issues/changes related to the collection, such as the note about design patent kind codes for USPATS, seen in the figure below.
Although this page can be useful to those who need confirmation that uploads have been completed on time, the system does not appear to make advanced notes in this schedule about possible source delays, such as those provided by MicroPatent PatentWeb.