Legal Status (Definition & Syntax)

 

The legal status of a patent/application is selected from:

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Pub./Issue

Simple Classification

Complete Classification

Description

Syntax

1

Pub.

Pending

Pending

The application is yet to be examined.

LLS/1

2

Pub.

Pending

Exam.

The application is under examination.

LLS/2

7

Pub.

PGPub - Granted

PGPub - Granted

The application was allowed and a patent has been granted. This is the pre-grant publication (PGPub).

LLS/7

3

Issue

Active

Active

The patent is active.

LLS/3

4

Pub./Issue

Inactive

Abandoned

The application was abandoned by the applicant and, therefore, is inactive; or the patent was withdrawn, or not paid for (lapsed), by the assignee and, therefore, is inactive.

LLS/4

4.1

Pub.

Inactive

Abandoned

The application was abandoned by applicant and, therefore, is inactive.

ABDT/1

4.2

Issue

Inactive

Withdrawn

The patent was withdrawn by the assignee and, therefore, is inactive.

ABDT/2

4.3

Issue

Inactive

Lapsed

The patent was not paid for (lapsed) by the assignee and, therefore, is inactive.

ABDT/3

4.4

Issue

Inactive

No Active State

The (EP) patent has no active designated state and, therefore, is inactive.

ABDT/4

5

Issue

Inactive

Expired

The patent is expired because the patent term is due and, therefore, is inactive.

LLS/5  

6

Pub./Issue

Inactive

Revoked

The patent was revoked through invalidation proceedings (including opposition) and, therefore, is inactive.

LLS/6

8

Issue

Inactive

Reissued

The patent was reissued otherwise and, therefore, is inactive.

LLS/8

9

Pub.

Inactive

PCT End - NP

The PCT stage ended, and the national phase (NP) was entered.
The end of PCT stage:
● Past the time limit for entering the national phase: the later one of [18 months from the application date] or [30 months from the priority date], plus a 12-month buffer period; or
● The time limit for entering the national phase is not passed, but the WO application itself was withdrawn.

LLS/9