Category Archives: PCT Applications

PatentScope Adds PCT Licensing Information

PatentScope now includes licensing information for PCT applications. PCT applicants who wish to make their applications available for licensing may request so by filing the appropriate forms. (See the December 2011 PCT Newsletter.) As of March 19, only a handful … Continue reading

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PCT Coverage in Public Patent Databases

How the data in a database or search engine is structured is as important (or more so) as the data itself. I was reminded of this old rule-of-thumb a couple of weeks ago when I decided to compare coverage of … Continue reading

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New Kind Codes for Republished PCT Documents

WIPO is introducing three new kind codes for republished international applications that will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2009. The codes are: A4 = Later publication of amended claims and/or statement (PCT Article 19) with revised front page A8 = … Continue reading

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PCT Publication Date Changes – May 17, Sept. 7, Dec. 21

According to the WIPO, official holidays in Switzerland this year will delay the date of publication for PCT applications as follows: Ascension: Thursday May 17, 2007 – Publication date: Friday, May 18, 2007 Jeune Genevois: Thursday, September 6, 2007 – … Continue reading

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