PIUG - Legal status
First steps in determining legal status
Suitable for beginners to intermediate level search professionals unfamiliar with legal status information but also provides a refresher on the basic principles for more advanced search professionals
What is legal status? - you might already be using it without knowing
Limitation to patents and patent-like IP rights
Use cases for needing legal status information - there may be more than you think
Quasi-legal status from the bibliographic record - hold the front page
Reading and understanding some unfamiliar INID codes
Where to go next for dedicated sources
Overview of source types for legal status information
Who generates legal status information?
Where do we find legal status information – different approaches
Registers and file inspection – what’s the difference?
Navigating information sources covering the IP5 offices
The WIPO Patent Register Portal
Deep-diving into Legal Status
Characteristics of PCT legal status information
Multi-country or national sources – which is best?
Patent Office information from multiple sources – are they really equivalent? (INPADOC/Register, INPADOC/PAIR, J-PlatPat/INPADOC, etc.)
EPO Federated Register and deep-linking
Interpreting Legal Status Records
How do we understand what we find?
Sources of national patent law (in English)
WIPO-CASE and the IP5 One Portal Dossier
Navigating some non-English Patent Office registers
Legal status impact upon the bibliographic record (including non-IPO decisions)
When do we conduct a legal status enquiry?