I was looking up some prior art that reads, "Termination of patent right or utility model", in the LEGAL EVENT notice on the patent document. what does this mean? why would/could it say this?

  • Could you provide an example?
    – user18033
    Jun 9, 2017 at 21:04
  • Please list the patent number.
    – Eric S
    Jun 12, 2017 at 1:03
  • If you are looking at a document only for prior art purposes, its publication date matters but its legal status does not.
    – George White
    Jun 13, 2017 at 21:59


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