Coverage and Status

The Coverage and Status tab shows the patent portfolio’s jurisdiction coverage, legal status, and remaining life for assessing the patents’ market influence and value.


Gain an overview of the portfolio’s legal status and corresponding list of countries covered.

Global Coverage

View the coverage and legal status for all patents in the portfolio. 

The legal status of Patentcloud’s patents are classified into 3 types:

legal status

Active patents:
Patents that are granted and not expired.

Active patents in a specific country indicate that the patent owner has the right to exclude others from manufacturing, selling, using, or importing products when any of the patents are infringed upon in that specific jurisdiction.


Pending patents:
Patents that are under examination and not yet granted nor abandoned.

Pending patents in a specific country indicate that the applicant may have patent rights in the future. However, the patent rights will only exist after the Office Actions have been adequately responded to and the patents have been granted.


Inactive patents:
Patents that are abandoned or expired. 

Inactive patents do not have any rights of exclusion. If inactive patents exist in a specific country, it will not affect whether the patent owner can exclude others in that country.



Remaining Life of Active Patent Assets

(Active patents only)

This chart provides the estimated expiration year of active patents in each jurisdiction and the number of remaining active patents in the jurisdiction for a specific year. 

The remaining life reflects the sustainability of the patent assets in each regional market.

  1. Click “Filter” to re-define the scope of the chart by Country or Patent Type.
  2. Hover over each year to find the remaining active patents in each country for that year.

  3. The country codes under each year indicate that the specific country will no longer have any active patents from this portfolio by that year.

*Note:  Patents invalidated by a Patent Office or Court of each jurisdiction are not considered in the determination of "active patents." 

Pending Patents

(Pending patents only)

This chart provides the filing dates of the pending patents, which suggests lengthy patent filings and/or potential prosecution expenses. It also highlights PCT applications and the national phase time limits for global patent deployment. 

  1. Click “Filter” to re-define the scope of the chart by Country  or Patent Type.
  2. Hover over each year to find the number of applications filed in that year which are still pending.

Patent applications that have been long-pending should be taken note of.

Possible reasons that a patent has been pending for many years:

- Repetitive rejections (or appeals) over patentability issues.

- Continuation or divisional patent applications.

- Low efficiency of examination in the local patent office.

- Prior art ref. submission before issuance to raise barriers for invalidation.


For more details on Patentcloud’s proprietary data status, please visit the Timely Data Completeness page.