Transaction type for reassignments
Focus directly on the key reassignment data
To keep track of patent ownership changes, one must take a close look at the re-assignment data recorded by the different patent offices. This information can be read in the Biblio tab.
Over the next three months, our coverage of re-assignment data will significantly expand, its display has been reviewed and improved to help you better understand the nature of the ownership change.
New transaction type data
Now each re-assignment action is supplemented with Questel valued added field “Transaction type” which will help you identify whether the re-assignment action related to one of the following transaction types.
- Inventor - Reassignment from inventor to company
- Original - First applicant/assignee
- Individual - Reassignment from company to individual
- Acquisition - Reassignment from one company to another distinct company
Focus directly on key data
Most US patents contain an Inventor reassignment action for each inventor. This creates a number of lines in the reassignment data which can make it difficult to spot subsequent company to company transactions.
To help you identify key transactions quicker, we have removed these inventor reassignments from the family summary view. If you do want to see these lines you’ll need to go the associated publication view.