Improvement in the Download Options for PCT National Phase Entries in PATENTSCOPE

September 15, 2023

Previously, the "National Phase Entry (status E) date" was utilized for generating incremental exports, which at times could lead to misleading results. We have now shifted to using now all the following National entry statuses for this purpose:

  • E - National Phase Entry
  • P - National publication
  • G - Grant
  • R - Refusal
  • W -Withdrawal
  • C - Continuation of processing after a refusal or withdrawal
  • D - Divisional application

This change ensures that all national events processed during a given week are included in the incremental download, providing more accurate and comprehensive data.

This enhancement solely impacts the download options: there is no alteration to the information available in the National Phase tab.