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Content description

This database contains bibliographic data, and images of Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) patent applications. The bibliographic data is fully searchable - see below - whilst the images of the full documents can be displayed, and printed.

Recommended use

ESPACE WORLD is specially designed to afford ready access to full documents at a low cost, using a minimum of storage space, and with regular updates.

Type of documents

A1      Patent application published with a search report.
A1L     A1 republished with modified claims.
A1M    A1 republished with modified front page, or main body.
A2      Patent application published without a search report.
A2M    A2 republished with modified front page, or description.
A3      International search report published with a revised version of the front page.
A3L     A3 republished with modified claims.
A3M    A3 republished with modified front page, or main body.

For further details, see WIPO standard ST. 16 (Annex. 2)

Languages available

Searchable titles, and abstracts in English, and French.

Coverage of the overall series

From 1978 to 2009.

Searchable fields

The following fields are available for searching, alone or combined:

ABE      English abstract
ABF      French abstract
AD       Application date
AN       Application number
CD      Correction date
DP       Publication date
DS       Designated state
ET       English title
FT       French title
IC        IPC classification (1-7)
ICA      Classifications advanced level
ICAA    Class. advanced level - Additional information
ICAI     Class. advanced level - Invention information
ICC      Classifications core level
ICCA    Class. core level - Additional information
ICCI    Class. core level - Invention information
INV      Inventor
IPC     All classifications (1-8)
KI       Document kind
MC     Main classification
NP      Priority number
PA      Applicant
PD      Priority date
PRESENCE     Available data
RO      Regional office
RP      Representative
WO     PCT Publication number

Special features

Since images of the full document pages are stored in the TIFF format, users can also access the data directly via the open access file included on the disc "exchange.idx".

The data and images are fully downloadable, bibliographic data in XML format, images in TIFF format. 

Sample record 

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2. Notice view

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