The legal info tab in the individual patent in the Lens contains all legal information associated with this patent via EPO worldwide legal event data (INPADOC). It provides the information about the legal and ownership data that can be used to make assessments of document ownership over time as well as other information such as a patent’s lapsed status.
On individual patent records, you can find the tab for the Legal Information. Here you can explore all of the legal event information and ownership data disclosed within the patent record.
How to Use
In the legal info tab, you can find the table of the legal events provided by INPADOC. In the table date, Effective Date, INPADOC Event Class, Legal Event Code, Office where the legal event has been filed, Stage of the legal event and Event Details is displayed. You can view the Event description, fee payment, classification, parties information, notification of lapse etc. in the event details. These information can be used to make assessments of document ownership over time as well as other information such as patent’s grant status and patent’s lapsed status. See patent-legal-status-calculations for more information on legal events.
Please note, Legal Status is calculated from available data sources including INPADOC legal events, and may not be accurate.