(iii) When data to be referenced by INID Codes (86) or (87) refer to two or more regional and/or PCT applications, each set of relevant filing or publication data of each such application should be displayed so as to be clearly distinguishable from other sets of relevant data, e.g., by presenting each set on a single line or by presenting the data of each set grouped together on adjacent lines in a column with a blank line between each set.
102(a)(1) as of the date the subject matter became publicly available. Published abstracts, abbreviatures, defensive publications (MPEP § 901.06(d)), and statutory invention registrations (MPEP Chapter 1100) are references. 122 to provide that, with certain exceptions, applications for patent filed on or after November 29, 2000 shall be published promptly after the expiration of a period of eighteen (18) months from the earliest filing date for which a benefit is sought under title 35, United States Code, and that an application may be published earlier at the request of the applicant. If an ST.3 code identifying a country for which a regional or international application was made is published, it should be identified as such using INID Code (34) and should be presented separately from elements coded (31), (32) and (33) or (30).
It has also been held that where the reference patent refers to a previously copending but subsequently abandoned application which discloses subject matter in common with the patent, the effective date of the reference as to the common subject matter is the filing date of the abandoned application. (ii) With regard to code (56) attention is drawn to WIPO Standard ST.14 in connection with the citation of references on the front page of patent documents and in search reports attached to patent documents.
See also In re Lund,376 F.2d 982, 153 USPQ 625 (CCPA 1967). However, claims in one nonprovisional application may be rejected on the claimed subject matter of a copending nonprovisional application of the same inventive entity. For applications having a common assignee or applicant and different inventive entities claiming a single inventive concept, see MPEP § 804.03. The American Inventors Protection Act of 1999 (AIPA) was enacted into law on November 29, 1999. (40) °°(41) Date of making available to the public by viewing, or copying on request, an unexamined patent document, on which no grant has taken place on or before the said date °°(42) Date of making available to the public by viewing, or copying on request, an examined patent document, on which no grant has taken place on or before the said date °°(43) Date of making available to the public by printing or similar process of an unexamined patent document, on which no grant has taken place on or before the said date °°(44) Date of making available to the public by printing or similar process of an examined patent document, on which no grant or only a provisional grant has taken place on or before the said date °°(45) Date of making available to the public by printing or similar process of a patent document on which grant has taken place on or before the said date (46) Date of making available to the public the claim(s) only of a patent document °°(47) Date of making available to the public by viewing, or copying on request, a patent document on which grant has taken place on or before the said date °(48) Date of issuance of a corrected patent document °(51) International Patent Classification or, in the case of a design patent, as referred to in subparagraph 4(c) of WIPO Standard ST.9, International Classification for Industrial Designs (52) Domestic or national classification °(54) Title of the invention (56) List of prior art documents, if separate from descriptive text (57) Abstract or claim (58) Field of search : (i) The presentation of the classification symbols of the International Classification for Industrial Designs should be made in accordance with paragraph 4 of WIPO Standard ST.10/C.
Designated State(s)/State(s) concerned: (81) Designated State(s) according to the 1960 Act (82) State(s) concerned according to the 1934 Act (84) Designated Contracting State(s) under regional convention.
(80) Identification of certain data related to the international deposit of industrial designs under the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs and data related to other international conventions.