Update codes are useful to find results that have been added to our databases. They can be used to trigger alerts and/or combined with search strings via the command line. 


Here is a list of the update codes currently available in Orbit Intelligence (extracted from Fampat Factsheet):




Monitoring

Update code

 

New references (family in FAMPAT e.g.) to the database


 

 

Weekly:   UP

Monthly:  UP4

 

Addition of equivalents or new publication stage

 

 

Weekly:   UE

Monthly:  UE4 

 

 

New equivalent in specific country:

 

Include in your search query: “and (CC or CC or CC)/UECC”

e.g. (Questel or ITIP or Yoomap or Multiling)/PA

1 and (US or FR or DE or CN or JP)/UECC

 

UECC is not an alert code and must be used with the update code UE. When a family is modified for any reason but without a new publication, the field UECC is erased, so there is no UECC in the backlog. It is a field that can only be monitored weekly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly:   UE

 

 

Entry week or update week of any legal status information

 

Legal status is a field that can only be monitored weekly.

 

 

 

Weekly:  LGUP

 

 

Addition of Citations (aka cited patents)

 

 

Weekly:   UCT

 

 

Addition of Abstract

 

Human produced English Abstract 1st time

 

 

 

Machine or Human produced English Abstract 1st time 

 

 

Any* Human abstract 1st time.

English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Chinese

 

 

 

Weekly:    UAB

Monthly:  UAB4

 

 

Weekly:    UMTA

Monthly: UMT4

 

 

Weekly:    UABA

Monthly: UAA4

 

 

Addition of CPC codes for the 1st time, or modifications to CPC codes


Nota : except on GB D0 documents

 

 

Weekly:  UEC

 

Entry of new records in the database + Changes to records already in the database: 

 

New records entered into the database except the documents published before 2006 and D0 reference documents. 

Records modified only by the addition of one or more of the following six fields:  ETI, EAB, PA, CPC, FI, FTM

 

Weekly:  QW

Monthly: QM

 

Addition of CPC or US PCL codes for the 1st time 

 

 

Weekly:  UCL

 





Please note that for legal status information LGUP is the only code available for standard alerts - it will only notify you about any change in the legal status of the document without providing specific information on the event. 


Should you need to closely monitor some patent applications, a dedicated additional module is available ? =>  "Legal Status Monitor".

> See article "Legal status alerts"

 

To add update codes in alerts, first make sure to fill out the fields Name and Title. 

Then, uncheck the box for "Retrieve records once they have an abstract" (default option that corresponds to UMTA code (weekly) or UMT4 (monthly) > see above list). 


The update code textbox is now ready for you to type in the update codes of your choice:


 



In this example, we will add the UP (= New families in the database) and UE (= Addition of equivalents or new publication stages) codes to run once a month. 


Note:  

1. No commas are needed between the codes. 

2. The frequency of the alert is determined the update code, so they need to match with the radio button.

For instance, if I want my alert to run once a month, my update codes should be entered as UP4 and UE4 (Once every 4 weeks): 



if I needed this alert to run once a week, the update codes for this example would be UP and UE. 

 

Set up the rest of the details for the alert and click "Save & Execute". This will activate the alert and re-run your script. This allows you to review the current results before the next alert execution.