In a computer system having a memory and an operating system persistently stored in a storage device, a method for comparing System States of the system from time to time. The method includes creating a snapshot object for interfacing with functionalities of the system; and using the snapshot object, creating a first collection of System State objects which record the status of the system at a given instant in time. Next, the first collection of System State objects is stored in the memory. A second collection of System State objects, which was previously created and stored in the storage device, is then loaded into the memory. A comparison of the first collection with the second collection is made and an indicia of any differences therebetween is provided.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
An application with the status "Abandoned" is almost always current, but there is a small chance it was recently revived and the status not yet updated.
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