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Use Dialog Online Help Tools to Find Country and Kind Codes in Files 345 and 351?

TOPIC: A COUNTRY code is a two-digit designation for a particular country. A KIND code designates the level of publication of a document (e.g., an unexamined application versus a published patent). This “How Do I…?” gives an overview of how to interpret the country and kind codes found in INPADOC/Family and Legal Status (File 345), and the Derwent World Patents Index® (Files 351, 350, 352 in Japan only).

A short description shows how to find the appropriate lists of these codes online on Dialog. We recommend that users make a copy of the kind and country codes for convenient reference.

NOTE: The two-letter WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) (WO) country codes and the one- or two-character patent codes are regulated by ISO (International Organization for Standards) and WIPO committees. Changes in kind codes are common, and interpreting the kind codes often requires extensive knowledge of the patent laws of the country concerned. The WIPO Handbook on Industrial Property Information and Documentation, published by WIPO, may be useful (order at http://www.wipo.org/ebookshop?lang=eng).

This search shows the use one of Dialog’s free files, the Dialog Community-of-Interest Newsletters (File 410) to perform the online Help commands. Searchers can use any Dialog database, including another free file, the Dialog Bluesheets (File 415) to execute these commands.

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 410
HELP KIND 345
BEGIN 410
HELP KIND 351


HOW TO...



1. BEGIN 410 (or any other free file on Dialog, such as File 415).

2. ENTER the command HELP KIND 345. After entering this command, users will see some brief notes, followed by a list of countries with the corresponding country and kind codes. The same command can be entered to find country and kind codes for File 351 (see below).

 

 

 

 

AR designates Argentina as a country code.

Kind A1 for Argentina is a patent of invention or patent application from Sept. 25, 1996 onwards.

 

 

 

Kind B1 for Argentina is a granted patent.

 

 

 

 

Note: Some of the Kind codes have been omitted from this display.

?b410

File 410:Dialog Comm.-of-Interest Newsletters 2007 /Feb
      Set  Items  Description
      ---  -----  -----------
?help kind 345
HELP KIND 345                     Updated August 27, 2007

Patent Kind Codes used in the reloaded Inpadoc (File 345) 
based on DOCDB.

Note: Inpadoc kind codes in the reloaded file are somewhat different
from those appearing in the previous version of File 345.
AP      ARIPO 
AP A    PATENT
AP D0   PATENT APPLICATION FILED
AP U    UTILITY MODEL
AR      ARGENTINA
AR A1   PATENT OF INVENTION or INDEPENDENT PATENT APPLICATION (NEW
        LAW FROM 250996 ONWARDS)
AR A2   DIVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION (NEW LAW FROM 250996 ONWARDS)
AR A3   ADDITIONAL PATENT APPLICATION (NEW LAW FROM 250996 ONWARDS)
AR A4   INDEPENDENT UTILITY MODEL APPLICATION (NEW LAW FROM 250996
         ONWARDS)
AR A5   DIVISIONAL UTILITY MODEL APPLICATION (NEW LAW FROM 250996
        ONWARDS)
AR A6   ADDITIONAL UTILITY MODEL APPLICATION (NEW LAW FROM 250996
        ONWARDS)
AR A7   PATENT OF ADDITION / CERTIFICATE OF ADDITION
AR B1   INDEPENDENT PATENT (NEW LAW FROM 250996 ONWARDS)
AR B2   DIVISIONAL PATENT (NEW LAW FROM 250996 ONWARDS)
AR B3   ADDITIONAL PATENT (NEW LAW FROM 250996 ONWARDS)
AR B4   INDEPENDENT UTILITY MODEL (NEW LAW FROM 250996 ONWARDS)
AR B5   DIVISIONAL UTILITY MODEL (NEW LAW FROM 250996 ONWARDS)
AR B6   ADDITIONAL UTILITY MODEL (NEW LAW FROM 250996 ONWARDS)
AR M    SUPPL. PROTECTION CERTIFICATE (NEW LAW FROM 250996 ONWARDS)
AR Q    PATENT OF IMPORTATIONAT      AUSTRIA
AT A    DOCUMENT LAID OPEN
AT A1   PUBLICATION OF APPLICATION WITH SEARCH REPORT (FROM 01082005
        ONWARDS)
AT A2   PUBLICATION OF APPLICATION WITHOUT SEARCH REPORT (FROM
        01082005 ONWARDS)
AT A3   SEARCH REPORT (FROM 01082005 ONWARDS)
AT A4   LIKE A2, BUT PUBLISHED ON SAME DAY AS B1 DOC. (FROM 01082005
        ONWARDS)
AT A5   PUBL. SUPPL. SEARCH REPORT FOR INT. APPLICATION HAVING 
        ENTERED NATIONAL PHASE AS PATENT APPLICATION (FROM 01082005 
        ONWARDS)
(...)

Search Strategy for finding Kind Codes in File 351:

1. BEGIN a free file, such as Dialog’s Community-of-Interest Newsletters (File 410).

2. ENTER HELP KIND 351 A short description of country codes, followed by a list of countries with the corresponding country and kind codes appears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AT is the country code for Austria.

 

“A” level Patent Publication kind codes for Austria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Some of the Kind codes have been omitted from this display.

?b410
File 410:Dialog Comm.-of-Interest Newsletters 2007 /Feb
       (c) 2007 Dialog
      Set  Items  Description
      ---  -----  -----------
?help kind 351

HELP KIND 351    (12/05/2006)

Publication Kind Codes in Derwent World Patents Index
Most patent issuing authorities publish documents at 
multiple stages of the patenting process.  Each patent 
document in Derwent's World Patents Index (Files 351,352) 
includes, with the two-letter country code, a one- or 
two-character kind code that indicates the stage of 
publication of the document.  Both are searched with 
the PC= (patent country) prefix (e.g. PC=WO or PC=WO A1).  
Terms in the PC= index are cascaded only to the country 
code level.   For example,PC=BE includes all BE An, BE Bn, 
and BE Tn codes.

All documents from a particular country are also indexed 
under the complete country name, e.g., PC=BELGIUM is the 
same as PC=BE.Derwent began to introduce the two-character 
kind codes with update 199216.  Thus the single-letter 
kind code entries include documents indexed prior to week 
199216 but not those indexed with the two-character codes 
used from 199216 forward.
OPI = Open for Public Inspection
AR(ARGENTINA)
AR A(EXAMINED GRANTED PATENT (1974-1976) ARGENTINA(AR)
AT(AUSTRIA)
AT A(OPI APPLICATION WITHOUT EXAMINATION (OLD LAW))
AT A1(PUBLI. OF APPLI. W/SEARCH REPORT (FROM 200574))
AT A2(PUBL. OF APPL. W/O SEARCH REPORT (FROM 200574))
AT A3(PUBLICATION OF SEARCH REPORT)
AT A4(A2 PUBLISHED ON THE SAME DAY AS B W/NO A3)
AT A8(CORRECTED TITLE PG. OF A DOCUMENT (FROM 200574))
AT A9(COMPLETE REPRINT OF A DOCUMENT (FROM 200574))
AT B(GRANTED PATENT (FROM 199303, OLD LAW))
AT B1(PATENT (FROM 200574))
AT B2(PATENT AMENDED AFTER OPPOSITION (FROM 200574))
AT B8(CORRECTED TITLE PG. OF B DOCUMENT (FROM 200574))
AT B9(COMPLETE REPRINT OF B DOCUMENT (FROM 200574))
AUSTRIA(AT)
AU(AUSTRALIA)
AU A(OPI APPLICATION WITHOUT EXAMINATION)
AU A1(FIRST PUBLICATION OF UNEXAMINED APPLICATION)
AU A2(AMENDED FIRST PUBLICATION)
AU A4(PUBLICATION OF GRANTED INNOVATION PATENT)
AU A5(AMENDED PRE-GRANT OPI INNOVATION PATENT)
AU A6(AMENDED POST-GRANT OPI INNOVATION PATENT)
AU A8(BIBLIOGRAPHIC CORRECTION OF AN A LEVEL PUBLIC.)
AU A9(SPECIFICATION CORRECTION OF AN A LEVEL PUBLIC.)
AU B(EXAMINED AND ACCEPTED PATENT (FROM 199308))
AU B1(1ST PUBL. OF THE APPLIC. (W/O OPI NOTIFICATION))
AU B2(2ND PUB. OF THE APPLIC. (WITH OPI NOTIFICATION))
AU B3(PETTY PATENT)
AU B4(PUBLICATION OF A CERTIFIED INNOVATION PATENT)
AU B8(BIBLIOGRAPHIC CORRECTION OF A B LEVEL PUBLIC.)
AU B9(SPECIFICATION CORRECTION OF A B LEVEL PUBLIC.)
AUSTRALIA(AU)
BE(BELGIUM)
BE A(UNEXAMINED GRANTED PATENT)
BE A0(UNEXAMINED GRANTED PATENT)
BE A3(INITIAL TEXT WITH SEARCH REPORT)
BE A4(CHANGED/CORRECTED TEXT WITH SEARCH REPORT)
BE A5(TEXT WITH AMENDED CLAIMS & SEARCH REPORT)
BE A6(PATENT OF INVENTION, 6 YEAR - NOT SEARCHED)
BE A7(PATENT OF INVENTION, 6 YEAR - CORRECTED)
BE B3(PATENT OF INVENTION, 2ND PUBL. W/SEARCH REPORT)
(....)

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