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office-specific-data/autags


The autags container includes Australia-specific information. Access to the Australian office-specific-data is available with Premium and Premium Plus subscriptions.

<office-specific-data>
  <autags> 
    <au-opi-date> 
      <date>20141023</date>
    </au-opi-date>
    <au-opi-published-in-journal-date>  
      <date>20141023</date>
    </au-opi-published-in-journal-date>
    <au-acceptance-details>  
      <au-acceptance-date>   
        <date>20151109</date>  
      </au-acceptance-date> 
      <au-acceptance-published-date>    
        <date>20151126</date> 
      </au-acceptance-published-date>  
      <au-final-acceptance-date>    
        <date>20151121</date>  
      </au-final-acceptance-date>
    </au-acceptance-details>
    <au-sealing-details>  
      <au-sealing-date>     
        <date>20160310</date> 
      </au-sealing-date>  
      <au-sealed-published-date>    
        <date>20160324</date> 
      </au-sealed-published-date>
    </au-sealing-details>
    <au-extensions-of-term>  
      <au-extension-of-term>    
        <au-final-expiry-date>      
          <date>20310301</date>    
        </au-final-expiry-date>    
        <au-extension-of-term-application-filing-date>      
          <date>20160418</date>   
        </au-extension-of-term-application-filing-date>    
        <au-extension-of-term-acceptance-date>      
          <date>20170516</date>
        </au-extension-of-term-acceptance-date>    
        <au-extension-of-term-acceptance-published-date>      
          <date>20170525</date>   
        </au-extension-of-term-acceptance-published-date>  
      </au-extension-of-term>
    </au-extensions-of-term>
    <au-fee-history>
      <au-date-paid>    
        <date>20170822</date> 
      </au-date-paid>  
      <au-paid-to-date>    
        <date>20180922</date>  
      </au-paid-to-date>  
      <au-next-fee-due>12</au-next-fee-due>
    </au-fee-history>
  </autags>
</office-specific-data>


ElementDescription
au-opi-dateDate an application became open for public inspection in Australia. Generally, this is the date of publication either by IP Australia or by WIPO if the PCT was filed after January 1, 2004. For PCT applications filed before January 1, 2004, this is the date a copy of the PCT application was received at IP Australia after publication by WIPO.
au-opi-published-in-journal-dateDate an application was published in the Australian Official Journal of Patents.
au-exam-detailsExamination details. See below for sub-elements.
au-acceptance-detailsAcceptance details. See below for sub-elements.
au-certification-detailsCertification details for innovation patents. See Types of patents for more information about innovation patents. See below for sub-elements.
au-sealing-detailsSealing details. "Sealing" is the act of applying a physical seal to paper patent deeds. Patents granted after April 15, 2013 are subject to an electronic means of grant. See below for sub-elements.
au-extensions-of-termTerm extensions. See below for sub-elements.
au-fee-historyFee history. See below for sub-elements.
au-oppositions-and-disputesOppositions and disputes. See below for sub-elements.
au-re-examinationsRe-examinations. See below for sub-elements.

office-specific-data/autags/au-exam-details

ElementDescription
au-direction-dateDate Commissioner directed applicant to request examination. A request for examination must be filed within 2 months of the direction date.
au-third-party-examination-request-dateDate a third party requested examination

office-specific-data/autags/au-acceptance-details

ElementDescription
au-acceptance-dateAcceptance date
au-acceptance-published-dateAcceptance publication date
au-final-acceptance-dateFinal acceptance date

office-specific-data/autags/au-certification-details

ElementDescription
au-certified-dateDate of certification
au-final-certification-dateFinal certification date
au-certified-published-dateCertified publication date

office-specific-data/autags/au-sealing-details

ElementDescription
au-sealing-dateSealing date
au-sealed-published-dateSealing publication date

office-specific-data/autags/au-extensions-of-term/au-extension-of-term

ElementDescription
au-final-expiry-dateFinal expiry date
au-extension-of-term-application-filing-dateApplication filing date for term extension
au-extension-of-term-acceptance-dateAcceptance date for term extension
au-extension-of-term-acceptance-published-dateAcceptance publication date for term extension
au-extension-of-term-granted-dateGrant date for term extension

office-specific-data/autags/au-fee-history

ElementDescription
au-date-paidDate of payment
au-paid-to-dateDate up to which continuation/renewal fees have been paid. The application/patent may be considered active for up to six months past this date.
au-next-fee-dueAnniversary number of the next continuation/renewal fee. Indicates the number of years for which continuation/renewal fees have been paid and is calculated as the number of years between the Date of Patent and the Paid to Date. This is not populated for patents of addition.
au-last-agency-addressAddress of last agency

office-specific-data/autags/au-oppositions-and-disputes 

ElementDescription
au-current-oppositions-and-disputesCurrent oppositions and disputes. See below for sub-elements.
au-completed-oppositions-and-disputesCompleted oppositions and disputes. See below for sub-elements.

office-specific-data/autags/au-oppositions-and-disputes/au-current-oppositions-and-disputes|au-completed-oppositions-and-disputes/au-opposition 

AttributeDescription
sequenceSequence number
ElementDescription
au-proceeding-type

Type of proceeding. Values include:

    • Opposition to Amendments by Applicants and Patentees
    • Opposition to Extension of Time
    • Opposition to Grant of Extension of Term
    • Opposition to Grant of Standard Patent
    • Opposition to Innovation Patent
    • Opposition to Protection or Compensation of Certain Persons
    • Opposition to Restoration of a Patent
au-proceeding-status

Status of proceeding. Values include:

    • Evidence in Answer Due
    • Evidence in Reply Due
    • Evidence in Support Due
    • Finalised
    • In Progress
    • Notice of Intention Due
    • Statement of Grounds and Particulars Due
au-proceeding-result

Result of proceeding. Values include:

    • Application Refused
    • Application Withdrawn
    • Finalised
    • Opposition Allowed
    • Opposition Dismissed
    • Opposition Refused
    • Opposition Withdrawn
au-opposition-dispute-partiesOpposition dispute parties. See below for sub-elements.
au-opposition-dispute-agentOpposition dispute agent
au-opposition-dispute-agent-addressAddress of opposition dispute agent

office-specific-data/autags/au-oppositions-and-disputes/au-current-oppositions-and-disputes|au-completed-oppositions-and-disputes/au-opposition/au-opposition-dispute-parties

AttributeDescription
sequenceSequence number
ElementDescription
au-opposition-dispute-party-nameName of opposition dispute party

office-specific-data/autags/au-re-examinations/au-re-examination

AttributeDescription
sequenceSequence number
ElementDescription
au-re-examination-status

Status of re-examination. Values include:

    • Finalised
    • In Progress
au-re-examination-request-dateDate re-examination was requested

office-specific-data/eptags


The eptags container includes EPO-specific information.

<office-specific-data>
  <eptags>
    <ep-no-a-document-published>*</ep-no-a-document-published>
    <ep-limitations>
      <ep-limitation-procedure limitation-sequence="1" mxw-id="LIM307" load-source="patent-office">
        <ep-limitation-filing>
          <ep-limitation-date>
            <date>20140711</date>
          </ep-limitation-date>
          <ep-limitation-filing-kind>2</ep-limitation-filing-kind>
          <ep-limitation-filing-decision>1</ep-limitation-filing-decision>
          <ep-limitation-payment-date>
            <date>20140912</date>
          </ep-limitation-payment-date>
        </ep-limitation-filing>
        <ep-limitation-rejection>
          <ep-limitation-rejection-kind>1</ep-limitation-rejection-kind>
          <ep-limitation-rejection-dispatch-date>
            <date>20150128</date>
          </ep-limitation-rejection-dispatch-date>
          <ep-limitation-rejection-legal-date>
            <date>20150207</date>
          </ep-limitation-rejection-legal-date>
        </ep-limitation-rejection>
      </ep-limitation-procedure>
      <ep-limitation-procedure limitation-sequence="2" mxw-id="LIM308" load-source="patent-office">
        <ep-limitation-filing>
          <ep-limitation-date>
            <date>20150528</date>
          </ep-limitation-date>
          <ep-limitation-filing-kind>2</ep-limitation-filing-kind>
          <ep-limitation-filing-decision>1</ep-limitation-filing-decision>
          <ep-limitation-payment-date>
            <date>20150528</date>
          </ep-limitation-payment-date>
        </ep-limitation-filing>
        <ep-limitation-allowed>
          <ep-limitation-allowed-dispatch-date>
            <date>20150911</date>
          </ep-limitation-allowed-dispatch-date>
          <ep-limitation-allowed-trans-date>
            <date>20151130</date>
          </ep-limitation-allowed-trans-date>
          <ep-limitation-allowed-payment-date>
            <date>20151130</date>
          </ep-limitation-allowed-payment-date>      
        </ep-limitation-allowed>
        <ep-limitation-decision limitation-sequence="2">
          <kind>B3</kind>
          <date>20160113</date>
          <bnum>201602</bnum>
        </ep-limitation-decision>
      </ep-limitation-procedure>
    </ep-limitations>
  </eptags>
</office-specific-data> 


Element

Description

ep-no-a-document-published

Contains an "*" (asterisk) for the Euro-PCT applications for which no A-document has been published by the EPO because it was filed with WIPO in one of the official languages of the EPO

ep-limitationsRequest by the patent proprietor to limit the scope of a patent
ep-petition-reviewsPetition for review of the outcome of an appeal

office-specific-data/eptags/ep-limitations/ep-limitation-procedure

Attribute

Description

limitation-sequence

Limitation sequence number

office-specific-data/eptags/ep-limitations/ep-limitation-procedure/ep-limitation-filing

Element

Description

ep-limitation-date

Date of filing

ep-limitation-filing-kind

Limitation kind:

01=Filed during opposition period
02=Filed after opposition period

ep-limitation-filing-decision

Decision code:

01=Admissible
02=Inadmissible
03=Deemed not filed
04=Deemed not filed, opposition pending/filed

ep-limitation-payment-dateDate of payment

office-specific-data/eptags/ep-limitations/ep-limitation-procedure/ep-limitation-rejection

Element

Description

ep-limitation-rejection-kind

Rejection of limitation:

01=Substantive refusal
02=Inadmissible for formal reasons (R. 94)
03=No/late reply to subset report
04=RALL (request allowed), requirements not fulfilled

ep-limitation-rejection-dispatch-dateDate decision was dispatched
ep-limitation-rejection-legal-dateDate of legal effect
ep-limitation-rejection-bulletin-numberIssue number of the bulletin

office-specific-data/eptags/ep-limitations/ep-limitation-procedure/ep-limitation-allowed

Element

Description

ep-limitation-allowed-dispatch-date

Date decision was dispatched
ep-limitation-allowed-trans-dateDate translation was received
ep-limitation-allowed-payment-dateDate full payment was received

office-specific-data/eptags/ep-limitations/ep-limitation-procedure/ep-limitation-decision

Attribute

Description

limitation-sequence

Limitation sequence number

Element

Description

kind

Kind code; when the request is accepted, the result will be a new B3 publication
dateDate of publication
bnumIssue number of the bulletin

office-specific-data/eptags/ep-petition-reviews

Attribute

Description

review-number

Petition for review number (as there can be multiple petitions for review); comprises a unique number for a given year, e.g., R0001/08

Element

Description

ep-petition-review-appeal-number

Appeal number

ep-petition-review-petitioner-codePetitioner code
ep-petition-review-notice-dateDate of notice of petition
ep-petition-review-decision-dateDate of decision

ep-petition-review-decision-kind

 

 

Kind of decision:

R01=Obviously inadmissible
R02=Obviously unsubstantiated
R03=Free
R04=Inadmissible
R05=Rejection
R06=Allowed with total refund of review fee
R07=Allowed with partial refund of review fee
R08=Free
R09=Withdrawal
R10=Deemed to be withdrawn
R11=Other kind of disposal
R12=Free

office-specific-data/ustags


The ustags container includes USPTO-specific information.

<office-specific-data>
  <ustags>
    <us-gazette>
      <us-adverse-decisions>
        <us-adverse-decision gazette-date="19881213">
          <date>19880728</date>
          <number>101768</number>
          <text>claims 1-9</text>
        </us-adverse-decision>
      </us-adverse-decisions>
      <us-reexaminations>
        <us-reexamination gazette-date="19860225">
          <application-reference>
            <document-id>
              <country>US</country>
              <doc-number>90/000927</doc-number>
              <date>19851220</date>
            </document-id>
          </application-reference>
          <publication-reference ucid="US-4490148-B1">
            <document-id>
            <country>US</country>
            <doc-number>4490148</doc-number>
            <kind>B1</kind>
            <date>19861118</date>
            </document-id>
          </publication-reference>
            <number>592</number>
            <requester>
              <addressbook>
                <name>PROCTOR &amp; GAMBLE CO</name>
                <address>
                  <address-1>CINCINNATI OH</address-1>
                  <country>US</country>
                </address>
              </addressbook>
            </requester>
            <text>AS A RESULT OF REEXAMINATION, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT:
              CLAIM 1 IS DETERMINED TO BE PATENTABLE AS AMENDED. CLAIMS 2-9, DEPENDENT ON AN
              AMENDED CLAIM, ARE DETERMINED TO BE PATENTABLE. 1. PROTECTOR AGAINST
              INCONTINENCE OR DIAPER WHICH WHEN EXTENDED HAS AN ESSENTIALLY RECTANGULAR SHAPE
              AND WHICH COMPRISES A BOTTOM, LIQUID-TIGHT LAYER SUCH AS A PLASTIC SHEET, WHICH
              CARRIES AN OBLONG ABSORBENT BODY FIXED TO THE BOTTOM LAYER, THE BOTTOM LAYER
              BEING PROVIDED WITH LONGITUDINAL ELASTIC LINES SUCH AS ELASTIC THREADS, BANDS
              OR LINES OR ELASTIC COATING ARRANGED ALONT AT LEAST A PORTION OF THE LENGTH OF
              THE PROTECTOR TO GATHER TOGETHER THE PROTECTOR IN THE FREE STATE BY ELASTIC
              CONTRACTION OF THE ELASTIC PORTIONS AND TO EFFECT ELASTIC AND SEALING CONTACT
              WITH ADJACENT BODILY PARTS IN THE POSITION FOR USE, CHARACTERIZED IN THAT THE
              BOTTOM LAYER IS EXTENDED TO THE SIDES WITH SIDE FLAPS WHICH ARE FOLDED IN OVER
              THE BOTTOM LAYER AND OVER THE LONGITUDINAL SIDES OF THE OBLONG ABSORBENT BODY,
              THE BOTTOM LAYER BEING EXTENDED ENDWISE BY ENDS THAT ARE DISPOSED ENDWISE
              BEYOND THE ENDS OF THE OBLONG ABSORBENT BODY, THAT SAID FOLDED OVER SIDE FLAPS
              ARE FASTENED AT THEIR END PORTIONS TO SAID EXTENDED ENDS OF THE BOTTOM LAYER AT
              LOCATIONS INTERMEDIATE THE WIDTH OF THE PROTECTOR, AND THAT THE ELASTIC LINES
              ARE ARRANGED AT THE FREE EDGES OF THE SIDE FLAPS AND ARE EACH FIXED AT BOTH
              THEIR ENDS TO THE SIDE FLAPS ENDWISE BEYOND THE ENDS OF THE ABSORBENT BODY AT
              LOCATIONS INTERMEDIATE THE WIDTH OF THE PROTECTOR.</text>
        </us-reexamination>
      </us-reexaminations>
      <us-reissues>
        <us-reissue gazette-date="19870303"> 
          <application-reference us-art-unit="336">
            <document-id>
              <country>US</country>
              <doc-number>07/946531</doc-number>
                <date>19861229</date>
            </document-id>
          </application-reference>
          <publication-reference ucid="US-RE33106-E">
            <document-id>
              <country>US</country>
              <doc-number>RE33106</doc-number>
              <kind>E1</kind>
              <date>19891107</date>
            </document-id>
          </publication-reference>       
        </us-reissue>
        <us-reissue gazette-date="19881227">
          <application-reference us-art-unit="336">
            <document-id>
              <country>US</country>
              <doc-number>07/267224</doc-number>
              <date>19881102</date>
            </document-id>
          </application-reference>
          <publication-reference ucid="US-RE33106-E">
            <document-id>
              <country>US</country>
              <doc-number>RE33106</doc-number>
              <kind>E1</kind>
              <date>19891107</date>
            </document-id>
          </publication-reference>
        </us-reissue>
      </us-reissues>
    </us-gazette>
  </ustags>
</office-specific-data> 


office-specific-data/ustags/usgazette

Element

Description

us-adverse-decisions

Adverse decisions

us-certificates-of-correctionCertificates of correction
us-disclaimersDisclaimer statements
us-expirationsPatent expirations
us-extensionsPatent extensions
us-reexaminationsPatent reexaminations
us-reinstatementsPatent reinstatements
us-reissuesPatent reissues




 

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