messages were reported after users failed to close their browser on release of a
new version of Espacenet. Espacenet will now restart the service automatically.
- In cases
where a Euro-PCT application is published in one of the EPO's three official
languages and therefore not republished by the EPO in accordance with Article 153(3)
EPC, the downloaded front pages now include the PCT publication's front pages instead
of a message signalling the non-availability of the EP documents. In the event that the feature does not work in your browser
version, we recommend updating to the latest version of your browser (see the forum
entry on supported
a publication number in the Published as
section in the Bibliographic data view or in the Patent family view now opens the document with the appropriate kind
code in a new tab/window.
- Searches for
a document publication with a specific kind code now displays the document with
the relevant kind code. Please note that this currently works only for searches
for a single document. If you search for multiple documents, Espacenet will, as
in the past, display the earliest publications of the applications available in
- The URL format
https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/search?q=pn%3DEP1000000B1 now displays the requested
document with its specified kind code. Before this fix, it displayed the
earliest available publication of the application.
- This issue
involving citations not displayed if the search query included terms that were
present in NPL citation titles has been fixed.
- In cases
where a Euro-PCT publication takes the place of an EP publication in accordance
with Article 153(3) EPC, both the Euro-PCT publication that replaces the EP
publication and a Euro-PCT notice stating that fact are now displayed in the Original document view and downloadable
via the three-dot menu.
- Up to now,
the windows in the Filters area for searching for specific filter items were too
small to visualise long search terms. A dynamic design has now been introduced
to optimise the window space.
- The unwanted
overlay of the dropdown symbol and the filter header at high zoom levels has
Minor bug fixes and improvements not
visible to the user are not described here.
forum entry for
a list of known issues and workarounds.