I wanted to ask about the pre-grant data - if I wanted to get the names of all applicants in the pre-grant data, should I use the "pg_applicant_not_disambiguated" table, as opposed to "pg_inventor" tables? If I understand correctly, "pg_inventor" table is only for those applications which eventually became granted patents and the applicants got the status of "inventor"?
Related to this question, the "applicant_type" variable has two values: "applicant", "applicant-inventor". Does it mean that "applicant_inventor" are those individuals who eventually had at least one granted patent and got the status of "inventor" and can be found in the granted patent data, and "applicant" are individuals who never got any granted patent and cannot be found as inventors in the granted patent data?
Thank you very much in advance