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Summary

Full and Partial Text Collections

The following coverage dates were obtained from a TotalPatent representative and include the bibliographic, full text, and machine translation coverage and image availability for each collection. Please note that gaps in coverage may exist in any collection due to a number of factors, such as missing documents, scanning errors, OCR errors, even failure of national and regional patent offices to report data. No data source can be considered 100% complete, and searchers should consult as many unique data sources as possible.

The following information is current as of April 2012.[1] View the most current coverage information here.

TotalPatent Content Overview: Updated April 2012

LexisNexis TotalPatent Bibliographic, Full Text & Machine Translations Patent Databases

Database Name

Database Scope

Biblio/Abstracts Date Range*

FT/MT/PDF Date Range*

Image Availability

Argentina (AR) Applications

Biblio, Full Text and MT

1973 – Present

1974 – 1984

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Austria (AT) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1975 – Present

2005 -Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Austria (AT) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1899 – Present

1899 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Austria (AT) Utility Models

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1994 - Present

1994 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Australia (AU) Applications

Biblio & Full-Text

1973 - Present

1973 - Present

Facsimile plus front page other images

Australia (AU) Granted

Biblio & Full-Text

1971 - Present

1971 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Belgium (BE) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1926 - Present

1926 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Brazil (BR) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1975 - Present

1982 -Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Brazil (BR) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1999 – Present

2008 -Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Brazil (BR) Utility Models

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1973 - Present

1985 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Canada (CA) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1990 - Present

1990 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Canada (CA) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1906 - Present

1920 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Switzerland (CH) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1888 - Present

1888 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Switzerland (CH) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1975 - 2011

1975 - 2011

Facsimile plus front page & other images

China (CN) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1985 - Present

1985 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

China (CN) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1993 - 2010

1993 - 2010

Facsimile plus front page & other images

China (CN) Utility Models

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1985 - Present

1985 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

East Germany (DD) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1993 - 2006

1993 - 2006

Facsimile plus front page & other images

East Germany (DD) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1964 - 1999

1973 – 1999

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Germany (DE) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1957 - Present

1968 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Germany (DE) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1879 - Present

1920 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Germany (DE) Utility Models

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1934 - Present

1934 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Germany (DE) Translation

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1980 - Present

1992 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Denmark (DK) Applications

Biblio & Full-Text

1968 - Present

1968 - 1993

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Denmark (DK) Granted

Biblio & Full-Text

1895 - Present

1895 - 2009

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Denmark (DK) Utility Models

Biblio & Full-Text

1992 - Present

1992 – 2006

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Denmark (DK) Translations

Biblio & Full-Text

1992 - Present

1992 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Eurasia (EA) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1996 - Present

2007 - 2011

Facsimile plus front page & other images

EPO (EP) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1978 - Present

1978 - Present

Facsimile plus front page other images

EPO (EP) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1980 - Present

1980 - Present

Facsimile plus front page other images

Spain (ES) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1980 - Present

1981 - 2011

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Spain (ES) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1827 - Present

1941 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Spain (ES) Utility Models

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1968 - Present

1977 - 2011

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Spain (ES) Translations

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1989 - Present

1989 - 2011

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Finland (FI) Applications

Biblio & Full-Text

1968 - Present

1968 - 2008

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Finland (FI) Granted

Biblio & Full-Text

1842 - Present

1845 - 2011

Facsimile plus front page & other images

France (FR) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1969 – Present

1969 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

France (FR) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1902 - Present

1902 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Great Britain (GB) Applications (incl. New Series)

Biblio & Full-Text

1893 - Present

1893 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Great Britain (GB) Granted (incl. New Series)

Biblio & Full-Text

1916 - Present

1916 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Ireland (IE) Applications

Biblio & Full-Text

1930 - 2011

1991 – 2011

Facsimile PDF

Ireland (IE) Granted

Biblio & Full-Text

1973 – 2009

1973 – 2008

Facsimile PDF

India (IN) Granted

Biblio & Full-Text

1975 - 2011

1975 -2004

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Italy (IT) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1978 - Present

1991 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Italy (IT) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1973 - 2010

1979 – 2010

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Italy (IT) Utility Models

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1978 - Present

1995 – Present

Facsimile PDF

Japan (JP) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1972 - Present

1993 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Japan (JP) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1975 – Present

1994 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Japan (JP) Utility Models

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1966 - Present

1994 – Present

Limited or No Availability

Korea (KR) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1978 - Present

1983 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Korea (KR) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1978 - Present

1979 – 2011

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Korea (KR) Utility Models

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1978 - Present

1978 - Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Luxembourg (LU) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1960 - Present

1960 – 2011

Limited or No Availability

Luxembourg (LU) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1994 - Present

1996 – 2011

Facsimile PDF

Monaco (MC) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1957 - 2011

1957 – 2010

Limited or No Availability

Mexico (MX) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1980 - Present

1982 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

The Netherlands (NL) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1964 - Present

1964 – 2009

Facsimile plus front page & other images

The Netherlands (NL) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1914 - Present

1914 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Portugal (PT) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1976 - Present

1996 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Portugal (PT) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1977 - Present

1981 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Portugal (PT) Utility Models

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1981 - Present

1981 – 2011

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Russia (RU) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1996 - Present

1996

Facsimile PDF

Russia (RU) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1993 - Present

1993 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Russia (RU) Utility Models

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1994 - Present

1994 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Sweden (SE) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1968 - 2010

1968 – 2004

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Sweden (SE) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1975 - Present

1994 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

Soviet Union (SU) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1924 - Present

1924 – Present

Facsimile PDF

Soviet Union (SU) Granted

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1944 - 2011

1944 – 1999

Facsimile PDF

USPTO (US) Applications

Biblio &Full-Text

2001 – Present

2001 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

USPTO (US) Granted

Biblio & Full-Text

1790 – Present

1836 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

USPTO (US) Designs

Biblio & Full-Text

1977 - Present

1977 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

USPTO (US) Plant Applications

Biblio & Full-Text

2001 - Present

2001 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

USPTO (US) Plant Granted

Biblio & Full-Text

1977 - Present

1977 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

USPTO (US) SIR Granted

Biblio & Full-Text

1985 - Present

1985 – Present

Facsimile PDF

USPTO (US) Defensive Pubns

Biblio & Full-Text

1969 – 1988

1969 – 1988

Facsimile PDF

USPTO (US) Reissue Granted

Biblio & Full-Text

1935 - Present

1972 – Present

Facsimile plus front page & other images

WIPO(WO) Applications

Biblio, Full-Text & MT

1978 - Present

1978 – Present

Facsimile plus front page other images

* Earlier publications may exist. Date represents consistent, usually continuous, coverage


Note:

Japanese, Chinese, and Korean collections are now available as original-language full text collections, and all three collections additionally include English machine translations. As of May 2012, non-Latin text collections appear to be available for both search and display. Users can enter a Japanese, Korean, or Chinese keyword and receive search results with the keyword highlighted.


editors note iconEditor's Note:

According to LexisNexis representatives and press releases by the company,[2], India (IN) full text coverage has been added to TotalPatent, and this full-text coverage is now reflected in both the coverage chart on the LexisNexis website and on the TotalPatent search forms, where IN is listed under "Other Full Text" authorities.[3]


Machine Translated Data

According to the user guide, TotalPatent provides machine translations for the Claims and Description fields for these authorities:[4]

  • Argentina (AR)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Brazil (BR)
  • Canada (CA) - French
  • Switzerland (CH) - French and German
  • East Germany (DD)
  • Germany (DE)
  • European Patent Office (EP) - French and German
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Monaco (MC)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WO) - French, German, and Spanish

Additionally, the coverage table for TotalPatent indicates that some form of machine translation is available for the following authorities:[1]

  • China (CN)
  • Eurasian Patent Office (EA)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Korea (KR)
  • Mexico (MX)
  • Russia (RU)
  • Soviet Union (SU)

According to TotalPatent representatives, machine translation data most commonly includes translated titles, descriptions, and claims of the patent document.


editors note iconEditor's Note:

Although TotalPatent coverage page lists machine translated coverage for these authorities, it is difficult to test for the presence of this data. The only way to search machine translations for given country collections is to select the "also search for terms in English machine translations" option before running a search. This option is discussed further in the Advanced Search Form section of this article.

When searching machine translated text, the original language text is also searched. There is no way for a user to only search the machine translated text. The limited search can lead to erroneous results when searching using truncation because terms in the non-English text will be returned as hits as well. This creates the potential for a noisy and confusing set of results.

To read more about machine translated data in TotalPatent, see the Full Text Coverage section of this article.


Other Coverage

Citations: According to representatives, citation data in TotalPatent is provided by “a variety of sources” including the EPO’s INPADOC file. Although the system does not provide specific citation coverage data, it is reasonable to assume that the citation coverage in this tool is about equal to other systems that receive the EPO’s data.

Legal Status: Legal status data in TotalPatent is from the INPADOC file produced by the EPO (which includes legal status data for 61 issuing authorities).

Family Data: Family data in TotalPatent is taken from the INPADOC bibliographic file. Three family definitions are used, “Main” (exactly the same Priority Number), “Extended” (all publications having directly or indirectly a Priority Number in common), and INPADOC (patent family information from the International Patent Documentation Center (INPADOC), including legal status, when available).[5]

Document Images: Document facsimile images are available for viewing within the system interface (without download). These images may not be available for all portions of every collection. The coverage table indicates that "Facsimile plus front page and other images" are available for the following patenting authorities: AR, AT, AU, BE, BG, BR, CA, CH, CN, CS, CZ, DD, DE, DK, EA, EE, EP, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IN, IT, JP, KR, MX, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RU, SE, SL, SK, US, TR, WO.[1]

Bibliographic Coverage and Comprehensive Coverage Table

See the Comprehensive Coverage section of this article for a complete coverage table of the full text, machine translated data, bibliographic data, and PDF image coverage for worldwide patenting authorities offered by TotalPatent.


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "TotalPatent Content Overview." Coverage table obtained from TotalPatent Representative via email. Accessed May 15, 2012.
  2. "LexisNexis Adds Full-Text Patent Records from 'BRIC' Countries to its TotalPatent Global Database Research Service." May 10, 2010. MarketWatch website, http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lexisnexis-adds-full-text-patent-records-from-bric-countries-to-its-totalpatent-global-database-research-service-2010-05-10?reflink=MW_news_stmp. Accessed on May 13, 2010.
  3. Authority Coverage Information." LexisNexis website, http://help.lexisnexis.com/tabula-rasa/totalpatent/coverage_ref-reference?lbu=US&locale=en_US&audience=online. Accessed May 15, 2012.
  4. "LexisNexis® TotalPatent™ User Guide." LexisNexis website, https://www.lexisnexis.com/totalpatent/retrieveHelpManual.do?lang=EN (restricted). Accessed April 25, 2012.
  5. "How Do I View a Patent Family?" LexisNexis website, http://help.lexisnexis.com/tabula-rasa/totalpatent/viewpatentfamily_hdi-task?lbu=US&locale=en_US&audience=online. Accessed May 2, 2012.
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