The FullPat database groups worldwide patent publications by their application number. A single record combines all publication stages from a given application, including unexamined publications, published search reports, published applications, and granted patent among others. 

In the screenshot below notice that the application (shown in red) is in common in the FullPat record as well as the priority number. In FullPat records, the records are group by common application.

The geographic coverage for this collection is the same as in FamPat and all information about the covered authorities, publication stages and dates is available in the Questel coverage page. 

FullPat records can be analyzed in the analysis module or can be saved in lists, but only FamPat records can be saved in the Workfiles. FullPat records cannot be saved in Workfiles.

Each FullPat record contains: 

  • First page information: Patent and published application numbers and publication dates, application numbers and filing dates, priority numbers and priority dates, the assignee(s), inventor(s), EPO classification codes (CPC, ECLA, ICO, and IDT) and International Patent Classification (IPC) as well as US and Japanese classifications, titles, abstracts and drawings.
  • Search reports with patent and non-patent literature citations for WO, EP, US, EA, AP, AU, BE, BG, CH, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, JP, LU, NL, SG and TR publications. Our main source for citations data is the INPADOC system. 
  • Abstracts are in official English for over 32 million records. This coverage includes abstracts in French, German, Spanish, etc., and by machine-translated English abstracts for French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Taiwanese publications.
  • First page drawings are available for US from 1880, EP and WO from 1978, JP-Kokai from 1980, GB from 1920, FR from 1978, DE from 1980, CA from 1989, KR from 1979, CN from 1985, TW from 2004 and BR from 2009.

Coverage: Varies depending on the country. For certain offices, coverage begins at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century including, for example, the United States and many European countries.

Language: English (official or machine translation), French, German, Spanish, and other languages for the bibliographic information. Even when machine translation is present, the original language for the description and claims is kept and remains searchable.