FA accesses data from more than 30 national and international databases.
FA includes patents and utility models, but it excludes divisional, continuation applications, designs and trademarks.
Updates are performed weekly for most countries depending on the update frequency of national and international databases.
FA currently covers data from the following 33 countries:
AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL*, CANADA, CHINA, CZECH REPUBLIC*, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, HONG KONG*, ICELAND, INDIA*, IRELAND, ISRAEL*, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA*, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
FA covers all key countries and is always being updated with new information. Possible reasons why some countries aren’t currently included in FA are most likely due to there being no centralised or interoperable database that FA can access.
FA displays all patents and the number of PCT applications that have been published, regardless of whether they have been accepted or not.
“PCT+Outgoing Clients” lists patent applicants for whom the selected law firm drafted the originating PCT or outgoing application.
“Agency Clients” lists patent applicants for whom the selected law firm has received business where another firm has drafted the originating PCT or outgoing application.
“Incoming Cases” refers to Paris Convention applications received by a selected firm within each technology area.
“Outgoing Cases” refers to cases in which the selected law firm drafted the originating Paris Convention application.
We determine the Technology area by the top-level IPC code on the application. Each IPC code maps against a NACE code, which is then mapped against the 7 technology areas in Filing Analytics. The mapping follows the Concordance table published by EuroStat of the European Union. The Technology view helps you to get an approximate indication of the primary focus areas of any given firm.
The Patent and Trademark Office has not yet published the information, and we have not yet received it and been able to update our database.
Yes, the Filed/Due Date displays the entry into national phase.
When the case is filed through national stage in two or more countries, the law firm who filed the PCT application will be listed as the agent who sent the filings to the foreign agents.
The downloaded report includes all applications three years prior to download date based on the deadline (PCT 31 months/Paris Convention 12 months) e.g. report run on Feb 8 2017 will include published national phase applications where the priority date of the PCT application has a priority date on or after 2011-07-08 (31-month national phase deadline of 2014-02-08); and direct Paris Convention applications where filing date of the complete application was on or after 2014-02-08.
‘All Available’ covers approximately five years of historical data for most jurisdictions in the FA database.
This is the number of filings received by a firm, where the selected law firm did not file the original application.
Upcoming RPE Apps displays cases with pending due dates 12 months into the future.
PCT and Paris Convention Filings, based on the Application address.
Map Explore shows the filing address of the Applicant, not the corresponding law firm. Occasionally, even a firm from a different country will appear under “Top Firms” because an Applicant is using this firm to draft their PCT applications.
If you tick this box all cases where the applicant has filed the patent without any assistance of a law firm will not be listed on this screen.
A few possible reasons exist why a specific case may be missing from our database: