Annual Technical Report on Patent Information Activities in 2007 submitted by Colombia (SCIT/ATR/PI/2007/CO)

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The term "patent" covers utility models and Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs).

Offices which issue design patents should report their design patent information activities in their Annual Technical Reports on Industrial Design Information Activities.

I. Evolution of patent activities

  Changes experienced in terms of application filings and grants with respect to the previous year
  2007 Patents

application filings 1976

application grants 222

NOTE: INCLUIED PCT


2007 Utility models

application filings 167

application grants 34
II. Matters concerning the generation, reproduction, distribution and use of primary and secondary sources of patent information
III. Matters concerning abstracting, classifying, reclassifying and indexing of technical information contained in patent documents
IV. Search file establishment and upkeep
V. Activities in the field of computerized and other mechanized search systems
VI. Administration of the industrial property office library, and information products and services available to the public (relating to facilities, e.g., for lodging applications, for assisting clients on searching procedures, for obtaining official publications and registry extracts)
VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of patent documentation and information
VIII. Other relevant matters concerning education and training in, and promotion of, the use of patent information, including technical assistance to developing countries (please indicate URLs of web pages of the Office's website wherever appropriate)
IX. Other general information related to the Office that is available on the Internet -- URLs of web pages of the Office's website that:
X. Other relevant matters

1.Classification is allotting one or more classification symbols (e.g., IPC symbols) to a patent application, either before or during search and examination, which symbols are then published with the patent application.
2.Preclassification is allotting an initial broad classification symbol (e.g., IPC class or subclass, or administrative unit) to a patent application, using human or automated means for internal administrative purposes (e.g., routing an application to the appropriate examiner).  Usually preclassification is applied by the administration of an office.
3.Reclassification is the reconsideration and usually the replacement of one or more previously allotted classification symbols to a patent document, following a revision and the entry into force of a new version of the Classification system (e.g., the IPC).  The new symbols are available on patent databases.

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