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Enquête sur la mise en œuvre et la promotion de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI

2011 - Résultats assemblés

Le présent questionnaire contient des questions concernant la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI (Recommandation relative aux modalités d’établissement des demandes de brevet en vue de faciliter la reconnaissance optique des caractères (ROC)) et les demandes de brevet soumises sur papier ou par la voie électronique (dépôt électronique) mais dont le corps est soumis dans un format image (p. ex., images PDF ou TIFF).  Merci de répondre aux questions, même si votre office n’utilise pas la ROC pour ses documents.

Le 21 novembre 2008, le Groupe de travail sur les normes et la documentation (SDWG) a adopté une version révisée de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI disponible à l’adresse: http://www.wipo.int/standards/fr/pdf/03-22-01.pdf

Les résultats de l’enquête seront soumis au Comité des normes de l’OMPI (CWS) pour examen.

Veuillez noter que certaines questions peuvent ne pas s’afficher en fonction des réponses précédentes. Cela pourrait entrainer des lacunes dans la numérotation des questions et des sections affichées.

Section 1 : Dépôt de demandes de brevet auprès de votre office

1. Votre office accepte-t-il les demandes de brevet soumises sur papier ou sous forme électronique mais dont le corps de la demande est soumis dans un format image
(p. ex., images PDF ou TIFF)?

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

Yes

BR-001

Yes

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

Yes

CR-001

CZ-001

Yes

DE-001

Yes

DK-001

Yes

ES-001

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

Yes

HU-001

Yes

IE-001

Yes

IL-001

Yes

IS-001

Yes

IT-001

Yes

JP-001

Yes

KR-001

No

KZ-001

Yes

LT-001

Yes

MD-001

Yes

PL-001

Yes

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

Yes

SE-001

Yes

SK-001

Yes

UA-001

Yes

US-001

Yes

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

BR-001

At the present time, our office only accepts patent applications submitted on paper.

CN-001

The patent applications submitted electronically but having the text body in PDF form are accepted.

CR-001

El formulario esta en la página en formato electronico (PDF) en la pagina Web del RPI. No obstante el solicitante lo presenta en papel.

JP-001

The JPO does not accept patent applications submitted electronically but having the text body of the application submitted in image form. But accepts the drawing itself including the table content and mathematical and chemical formulae as an image data.

KZ-001

Applications are filed on paper. Since 2011 is implemented an electron filing of application through the web-site www.kazpatent.kz

LT-001

Our office accepts patent applications only on paper

RU-001

All applications filed with ROSPATENT (except filed on-line), even those that are presented on machine-readable carrier, should also be submitted on paper.

SA-001

Currently The Office accept patent applications submitted on paper; however, applicants are required to attach a searchable soft copy of the application on a storage medium. In near future , filing will be electronically .

SK-001

Both, on paper as well as submitted electronically but having the text body
of the application submitted in image form (e.g., PDF or TIFF images).

UA-001

Applications are accepted within Application e-Filing System, which operates in test mode

WO-001

Both e-filing image and paper

2. Veuillez indiquer, par rapport au nombre total de demandes reçues par votre office, le pourcentage et l'année de référence (p. ex., 60% en 2008) des types de demande ci après

- demandes déposées sur papier :

AT-001

100%

AU-001

98% in 2010

BR-001

100% in all years

BY-001

100% per year

CN-001

78.5% for invention in 2010, 74.1% for utility model in 2010.

CR-001

100%

CZ-001

70%

DE-001

60% in 2010

DK-001

10%

ES-001

ENERO-MAYO 2011: Patentes Europeas 21%, Patentes Nacionales 40%,Modelos de Utilidad 46%

GB-001

40% in 2010

HR-001

7% in 2010

HU-001

95,36% in 2010

IE-001

100% in 2010

IL-001

95% IN 2010

IS-001

year 2010: 96%

IT-001

since 2008 30%

JP-001

2.4% in 2010

KZ-001

99.9% in 2011

LT-001

100 %

MD-001

100%

PL-001

89% in first half of 2011

RU-001

About 72-75% of all applications are filed on paper (from the middle of 2010 to present).

SA-001

100% since the first application (1989)

SE-001

26,7 % (regarding PCT) and 45,2 % (regarding Swedish patent applications) in 2010

SK-001

88% in 2007,
83% in 2008,
77% in 2009,
80% in 2010.

UA-001

99.99%

US-001

10%

WO-001

18.6% in 2010

- demandes déposées sous forme électronique mais dont le corps de la demande est soumis dans un format image :

AU-001

2% in 2010

BR-001

0% in all years

CN-001

9.4% for invention in 2010, 10.2% for utility model in 2010.

CR-001

0%

DK-001

90%

ES-001

ENERO-MAYO 2011: Patentes Europeas 79 %, Patentes Nacionales 60%,Modelos de Utilidad 54 %

GB-001

60% in 2010

HR-001

10% in 2010

HU-001

4,64% in 2010

IL-001

5% in 2010

IS-001

2010: 4%

IT-001

since 2008 70%

JP-001

0% in 2010

KZ-001

In 2011 filed in electron form 1 application for utility model but the text is represented at digital form, not in image form

PL-001

11% in first half of 2011

RU-001

About 25% of all applications are filed both on machine-readable carrier and on paper (from the middle of 2010 to present).

SA-001

0% since the first application (1989)

SE-001

74% (regarding PCT) and 54,8 % (regarding Swedish patent applications) in 2010

SK-001

12% in 2007,
17% in 2008,
23% in 2009,
20% in 2010.

UA-001

0.01%

US-001

90%

WO-001

54.9% in 2010

3. Votre office utilise-t-il la reconnaissance optique des caractères (ROC) pour les demandes de brevet?

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

Yes

BR-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

Yes

CR-001

Por el momento, no, pero tiene previsto empezar a hacerlo en

CZ-001

Yes

DE-001

Yes

DK-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

ES-001

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

Yes

HU-001

Yes

IE-001

No

IL-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

IS-001

No

IT-001

No

JP-001

No

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

Yes

LT-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

MD-001

No

PL-001

Yes

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

No

SE-001

Yes

SK-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

UA-001

Yes

US-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez préciser quand:

BR-001

In the next 6 months

IL-001

Next year , in 2012.

LT-001

unexpected starting time

SK-001

as of 2013

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AT-001

Patents:
for A-publication a purely automatic OCR via FineReader; since June 2011;
for B Publications:
- OCR via FineReader with manual choice of what/how to OCR;
- after Text Recognition a manual text correction; formating in MS-Word;
- printing;
- 100% of the documents checked by comparing origial paper and prepared document;
- corrections of detected errors.
Utiliy Models: the same procedure as for Patents - B Documents

AU-001

Yes for publication only at present

BR-001

All our patent documents published since 01/August/2006 are being sent to WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE, and our agreement foresees the OCR for this documentation, to begin shortly.

CN-001

Since 2001

CR-001

No se cuenta con una fecha exacta, pero se trabaja con la Oficina de Patentes Española y la OMPI implementarlo en el futuro.

DK-001

We are in the very beginning of a process of changing our case management system, and it is very likely, that we will begin to OCR scan then.

ES-001

Se hace OCR sobre las solicitudes que han entrado en papel y han sido digitalizadas (contratista externo).

GB-001

For Abstract text only, this is used for internal technical consideration and during our publication process.

JP-001

As the JPO consigns the OCR process to the registered data processing organizations by statute, the JPO itself does not perform OCR process.

PL-001

PPO uses optical character recognition with the purpose of preparing PDF files with text layer.

RU-001

About 2-3% of all applications (from second part of 2010 to present) are filed on-line and are not OCR-ed.

SE-001

In some parts.
- Regarding non-public patent applications only the abstracts are OCRed.
- For public patent applications the whole documents are OCRed (and they are full-text searchable at www.swedishpatentdatabase.se).

UA-001

Unconventional characters are inserted as graphic objects

US-001

All applications are OCR'ed for security checking, but the output is not saved for examination. The publication contractor employs OCR for publication.

Section 2 : Promotion et application de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI

4. Votre office a-t-il adapté les indications relatives au dépôt qu’il fournit aux déposants afin de prendre en considération les recommandations de la version révisée de la norme ST.22?

AT-001

Partially

AU-001

Yes

BR-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

No

CR-001

No

CZ-001

No

DE-001

Partially

DK-001

No

ES-001

En parte

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

HU-001

Partially

IE-001

No

IL-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

IS-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

IT-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

JP-001

No

KR-001

Partially

KZ-001

No

LT-001

Partially

MD-001

No

PL-001

Partially

RU-001

Partially

SA-001

Partially

SE-001

No

SK-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

UA-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

US-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez préciser quand:

BR-001

Not determined

HR-001

end 2012

IL-001

Next year , in 2012.

IT-001

next year

SK-001

as of September 1, 2011

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AT-001

Since 2011, the filing guidance Regulation "Verordnung des Präsidenten des Patentamtes über die Verfahren und die Publikationen im Bereich des Patentamtes (Patentamtsverordnung 2006 - PAV)" in the chapter "Gemeinsame Formvorschriften für die Beschreibung, die Patentansprüche (Ansprüche), die Zusammenfassung und die Zeichnungen" is based on recommendations of WIPO ST.22. This paragraph also refers to WIPO ST.22. http://www.patentamt.at/Media/PAV_2011.pdf.



http://www.patentamt.at/Media/PAV2011.pdf contains only the passages new/changed in comparision to the previous version of the regualtion.

AU-001

Please refer to question 6

BR-001

By June 2012, our office will start to accept electronic filings. The ones still presented on paper may be subjected to follow ST.22 recomendations, but this will be subjected to our government policies regarding the sustainable use of natural resources.

BY-001

Regulation on the order of composing an application for patent issuance for an invention, its examination and decision delivery according to the examination results (Part 17) (http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/details.jsp?id=10079)

CN-001

The writing rules for application filing in SIPO's examination guidance has never been revised since its first edition in 1993, and embodies a favorable inheritance feature. To respect applicants’ writing habits, the adaptive revision to correspond with ST. 22 has yet not been made. However, the writing rules for application filing in SIPO's examination guidance partly conform to ST. 22, and the research of WIPO standards is also ongoing.

DK-001

Our guidelines adress some of the recommendations of the St. 22, but these recommendations go way back

GB-001

Current applicant guidance was considered to adequately reflect WIPO ST.22.

RU-001

Part of the Office Administrative Regulations containing requirements to the filing of applications has been published simultaneously with the adoption of the revised ST.22. That is why our Office filing guidance does not provide for all ST.22 requirements. Our Office is interested to implement almost all ST.22 requirements. However, the dead line for this implementation has not been established yet.

SA-001

The Regulation is an adaption of WIPO Standard ST.22

SK-001

The Office has issued and made available to the public via web page and its filing room a filing guidance having provisions laid down in the ST.22, but not referring to the standard as such neither containing complete and exactly the same provisions of the standard. Please refer to the Instruction of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic defining uniform layout of the patent application, Part: General Provisions Governing the Presentation of Application Documents (for more details see http://www.upv.sk/?instruction-of-the-industrial-property-office-of-the-slovak-republic-defining-uniform-layout-of-the-patent-application ). The instruction is currently being updated in order to, and among others, provide the applicants to take into account the recommendations of the WIPO Standard ST.22. Supposing the time this questionnaire being analyzed by the WIPO, the new updated instruction with the ST.22 reference should already be issued and available for general public.

UA-001

After introducing appropriate amendments to the applicable national laws and regulations

5. Votre office a-t-il fait la promotion de l’application des recommandations figurant dans la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI par les déposants?

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

Yes

BR-001

No

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

No

CR-001

No

CZ-001

No

DE-001

No

DK-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

ES-001

En parte

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

HU-001

No

IE-001

No

IL-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

IS-001

No

IT-001

No

JP-001

No

KR-001

Partially

KZ-001

No

LT-001

Partially

MD-001

No

PL-001

Partially

RU-001

Partially

SA-001

No

SE-001

No

SK-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

UA-001

Not now, but we intend to do so

US-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez préciser quand:

HR-001

during 2012

IL-001

Next year , in 2012.

SK-001

as of September 1, 2011

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AT-001

In addition to the above mentioned recommendations in the "Verordnung", a colleague has translated relevant passages of WIPO ST.22 in German. This translation is also published on our website http://www.patentamt.at/Media/PB2010010I.pdf
as an attachement to the Autrian Gazette October 2010

AU-001

Please refer to question 6

DK-001

No date set yet, but we will most likely do that

GB-001

A Website link was added directly to WIPO ST.22 in 2009

RU-001

The information concerning revision and adoption of ST.22 has been published.
ST.22 recommendations relating to the paper quality, application pages and table layout coincide with the requirements of the ROSPATENT Administrative Regulations.

SK-001

Please see the comments to the question 4.

WO-001

Indirectly PCT filing requirements are synchronised with ST.22

6. Le cas échéant, quel moyen de publication votre office a-t-il utilisé pour promouvoir l’utilisation de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI (p. ex., un article dans le bulletin officiel, la modification des recommandations de l’office en matière de dépôt, un avis sur le site Web de l’office, des bulletins d’information)?

Veuillez préciser (p. ex., la rubrique ou section du bulletin officiel, l’URL du site où l’avis est publié) :

AT-001

- Publication of the german translation in the Austrian Gazette (October 2010)
- WIPO ST.22. has influenced passages of the regulation concerning the form of Patent & Utility Model applications

AU-001

“Best Practice Guide for Filing a Patent Application in Australia” published on IP Australia's website:
http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/

BY-001

Amendment of Office’s filing recommendations, publication on the Office's website (http://www.belgospatent.org.by/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=143&Itemid=65)

CR-001

Ninguna

ES-001

Comunicación electrónica de recomendaciones en materia de presentación de solicitudes de Patentes a los Agentes de la Propiedad Industrial.

GB-001

Please see the following link: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/patent/p-os/p-apply-online/p-apply-online-uk-filingsystem/p-apply-online-uk-checklist.htm

HU-001

-

JP-001

Not applicable

KZ-001

An official bulletin “Industrial property”, Scientific – practical journal “Intellectual property of Kazakhstan”

LT-001

Most of the ST.22 provisions are included in the Patent Applications Filing Rules

PL-001

Suitable rules are concluded in the „Regulation of the Prime Minister” of 17 September 2001 on filing and processing of patent and utility model applications (as amended on 14 June 2005), published on PPO’s website, URL: http://www.uprp.pl/uprp/redir.jsp?place=GalleryStats&id=38298

RU-001

This information has been published on the Office web-site in April 2009 ((http://www1.fips.ru/wps/wcm/connect/content_ru/ru/news/?WCM_PI=1&WCM_PI=1&WCM_Page.2528ee804b1fa18289f9bbd694914a01=49 – notice concerned ST.22 publication 07.04.2009 and http://www.rupto.ru/norm_doc/sod/norm_doc/st_vois/03_22_01.pdf)) – ST.22 itself and in the special magazine ”Patent Information Today” № 3/2009.

SK-001

Please see the comments to the question 4.

On the URL address of the Office's website http://www.upv.sk/?electronic-filing-of-applications please see also “RELATED LINKS”
• User days
• Meeting of on-line services users
• FAQ
• Helpdesk

7. Votre office a-t-il fait la promotion de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI d’une autre façon (p. ex., par le biais de conférences, de circulaires d’information)?

AT-001

No

AU-001

No

BR-001

No

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

No

CR-001

No

CZ-001

No

DE-001

No

DK-001

No

ES-001

No

GB-001

No

HR-001

No

HU-001

No

IE-001

No

IL-001

No

IS-001

No

IT-001

No

JP-001

No

KR-001

No

KZ-001

No

LT-001

No

MD-001

No

PL-001

No

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

No

SE-001

No

SK-001

No

UA-001

No

US-001

No

WO-001

No

Veuillez préciser:

BY-001

IP Training Center Courses on procedures for registration of IP objects, Patent Information Advisory services, information circulars, Magazine "IP in Belarus", national adaptation of WIPO SMEs Publications

RU-001

At the moment ROSPATENT is in the process of revision of the Office Administrative Regulations in order to bring them into accordance with the ST.22 recommendations.

Section 3 : Mise en œuvre de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI

La section 3 porte sur les demandes qui sont soumises sur papier ou sous forme électronique (dépôt électronique) mais dont le corps de la demande est soumis dans un format image (p. ex., image PDF ou TIFF).

8. Votre office a-t-il noté une amélioration dans la qualité de la présentation et de la disposition formelles des demandes qui sont conformes aux recommandations de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI?

AT-001

Little improvement

BY-001

Noticeable improvement

ES-001

Mejora notable

GB-001

Little improvement

RU-001

Noticeable improvement

WO-001

No improvement

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AT-001

The reason to change the regulation was that some applicants started to submit texts in font 7 or less. Our old regulation did not forsee such behaviour. With the new regulation we can ask the applicant to submit the application in a "readable" way.

AU-001

The Best Practice Guide referred to in Question 6 was only implemented on 1 July 2011, so too soon for us to comment on any improvement our Office has seen.

RU-001

We believe that these improvements have been caused rather by common applicant computerization than by implementation of new Office Administrative Regulations or ST.22, as the requirements for the paper quality and application layout have not been changed at least for the last ten years.

WO-001

No improvement checked for questions 8,9,10 because we have not measured this - a large proportion of the low confidence OCR documents we proof-read each week are those not confirming to ST.22 especially the 300 dpi, black and white A4 recommendations

9. Votre office a-t-il noté une amélioration de la qualité des résultats de la ROC du fait de la connaissance de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI par les déposants?

AT-001

No improvement

BY-001

Noticeable improvement

ES-001

Leve mejora

GB-001

Little improvement

RU-001

No improvement

WO-001

No improvement

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AT-001

very few cases; furthermore applications submitted since begin of 2011 are not so far in their procedure that we OCR them;

AU-001

Not applicable (N/A)

RU-001

The quality of our Office OCR rather depends on internal OCR work procedures and equipment.
Only Office Administrative Regulations requirements are obligatory to RU applicants, and we have no information whether they are aware of ST.22 recommendations.

10. Votre office a-t-il noté une diminution des coûts de la ROC du fait de la connaissance de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI par les déposants?

AT-001

No decrease

BY-001

Noticeable decrease

ES-001

Leve disminución

GB-001

No decrease

RU-001

No decrease

WO-001

No decrease

Pourriez vous quantifier la diminution ?

BY-001

work-time saving

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AU-001

N/A

RU-001

See answer for point 9.

11. Votre office invoque-t-il la non conformité à la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI pour justifier une demande de feuilles de remplacement dans une demande?

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

No

BY-001

Yes

ES-001

No

GB-001

Yes

RU-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AT-001

depending on the degree of non-conformity

GB-001

The IPO does not specifically refer to WIPO ST.22, but many of the standards aspects are included in our Patents Legislation for which we raise objections against.

RU-001

The replacement of application sheets is requested in case of non-conformity to the application layout requirements stated in the Administrative Regulations that coincide with ST.22 only partly.

WO-001

When documents do not comply with PCT requirements

12. Le cas échéant, veuillez indiquer le pourcentage de demandes pour lesquelles des feuilles de remplacement sont demandées par rapport au nombre total de demandes (soumises sur papier ou sous forme électronique) dont le corps de la demande est soumis dans un format image, ainsi que la période de référence:

- Pourcentage:

(p. ex., 15% au premier semestre de 2009)

BY-001

15% per year

GB-001

10-15% during 2010 (Note: we do not keep accurate statistics on this aspect but this figure has been extrapolated from other internal data sources).

RU-001

[3-5%] during the last year (second half of 2010 and first half of 2011).

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AT-001

very few applications

AU-001

N/A

GB-001

Our Patent Formalities department have advised that the majority of instances are for unrepresented applicant cases.

WO-001

Statistic not measured

13. Votre office a-t-il l’intention de prendre en considération, pour le calcul des taxes, le niveau de conformité à la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI des demandes soumises sur papier ou sous forme électronique dont le corps est soumis dans un format image?

AT-001

No

AU-001

No

BY-001

No

ES-001

No

GB-001

No

RU-001

No

WO-001

No

Veuillez expliquer comment, le cas échéant :

GB-001

Note: This is an interesting concept, the IPO may wish to investigate this further during future fee structure reviews.

Section 4 : Pratiques des offices de propriété industrielle en matière de ROC

14. Si votre réponse à la question 3 est “Oui”, veuillez indiquer si les buts ci après s’appliquent et, dans l’affirmative, les critères de précision établis par votre office :

a) Vérification des demandes de brevet sur le plan de la sécurité

AT-001

No

AU-001

No

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

Yes

CZ-001

No

DE-001

Yes

GB-001

No

HR-001

No

HU-001

Yes

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

No

PL-001

No

RU-001

Yes

SE-001

No

UA-001

Yes

WO-001

No

Critères de précision :

BY-001

format - TIFF, resolution - 200dpi

CN-001

99.99%

RU-001

There are no fixed accuracy requirements

b) Publication des demandes de brevet

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

Yes

BY-001

No

CN-001

Yes

CZ-001

No

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

Yes

HU-001

Yes

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

No

PL-001

No

RU-001

Yes

SE-001

Yes

UA-001

Yes

WO-001

Yes

Critères de précision :

AT-001

we only make a automated OCR, without any kind of checking.

AU-001

99%

CN-001

99.99%

GB-001

We only currently capture Abstract text. 99.85% with a 100% manual check.

RU-001

There are no fixed accuracy requirements

WO-001

It is Search quality (>99.5%), not publication quality (>99.95%)

c) Publication des brevets délivrés

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

Yes

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

Yes

CZ-001

Yes

GB-001

No

HR-001

Yes

HU-001

Yes

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

Yes

PL-001

Yes

RU-001

Yes

SE-001

Yes

UA-001

Yes

WO-001

No

Critères de précision :

AT-001

OCR, text correction; formatting, review and correction of the erros are done manually for 100% of the documents

AU-001

99%

BY-001

formats - RTF, TIFF, resolution - 300dpi

CN-001

As OCR is already carried out for new filing documents, following-up documents and amendment documents, there exists no necessity to specially implement OCR process for publication of the patent applications and granted patents.

PL-001

100%, verified by the PPO’s staff

RU-001

There are no fixed accuracy requirements

d) Veuillez indiquer d’autres buts et critères de précision correspondants, le cas échéant :

AT-001

review by staff of 100%

BY-001

search databases development: format - PDF, resolution - 300dpi

GB-001

The abstract text is OCR captured internally for our technical Patent examiners and loaded into a letter writing system; from there the Examiners can edit the text which is then used in our Publication process and for delivery to the EPO for inclusion in EPOQUE.

RU-001

Indexing for loading into internal search patent database. There are no fixed accuracy requirements.

SE-001

Internal notes for patent applications.

15. Votre office a-t-il mis en place des mesures internes de vérification de la qualité pour contrôler la qualité des documents de brevet soumis à la ROC?

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

No

BR-001

No

BY-001

No

CN-001

Yes

CR-001

No

CZ-001

No

DE-001

Yes

DK-001

No

ES-001

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

No

HU-001

No

IE-001

No

IS-001

No

IT-001

No

JP-001

No

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

Yes

LT-001

No

MD-001

No

PL-001

Yes

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

No

SE-001

Yes

UA-001

No

US-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez fournir une description concise des mesures (p. ex., mentionnez l’automatisation relative de la vérification de la qualité en indiquant si elle comprend l’analyse par le personnel de résultats sélectionnés au hasard ou si elle est fondée sur les estimations de précision établies par le logiciel de ROC) :

CN-001

The review by staff of randomly selected output is carried out.

ES-001

Personal interno de la OEPM comprueba que los textos objeto de OCR son correctos

GB-001

100% manual check of OCR text against image in e case file dossier.

PL-001

Each OCRed patent document is reviewed by the staff to ensure high quality of OCRed documents.

RU-001

MS Word macros for checking and setting of uniform format, orthographic checking, checking of Latin and Cyrillic symbols medley presence.
Part of ROSPATENT staff carries out checking of OCR results by comparing with paper originals. Operators and editors check 100% of OCR-ed documents.

SE-001

Manual control of abstracts.

WO-001

QA/Correct is done based on the reported OCR confidence reported by the software

16. Votre office applique-t-il la ROC à des documents de brevet établis dans des langues étrangères?

AT-001

No

AU-001

No

BR-001

No

BY-001

No

CN-001

No

CR-001

No

CZ-001

No

DE-001

Yes

DK-001

No

ES-001

No

GB-001

No

HR-001

No

HU-001

Yes

IE-001

No

IS-001

No

IT-001

No

JP-001

No

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

No

LT-001

No

MD-001

No

PL-001

No

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

No

SE-001

Yes

UA-001

Yes

US-001

Yes

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez indiquer les langues étrangères en question :

HU-001

ENGLISH

KR-001

English

RU-001

In English

SE-001

We OCR the whole documents regarding European patents validated in Sweden. This way we OCR documents in other languages than Swedish: English, French and German.

UA-001

In English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek

US-001

Korean, Swedish, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Portuguese

WO-001

en,fr,de,es,pt,ko,zh,ja,ru

17. Votre office sous traite-t-il la ROC pour les documents de brevet?

AT-001

No

AU-001

No

BR-001

No

BY-001

No

CN-001

Yes

CR-001

No

CZ-001

Yes

DE-001

Yes

DK-001

No

ES-001

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

No

HU-001

No

IE-001

No

IS-001

No

IT-001

No

JP-001

Yes

KR-001

No

KZ-001

Yes

LT-001

No

MD-001

No

PL-001

No

RU-001

No

SA-001

No

SE-001

No

UA-001

No

US-001

Yes

WO-001

No

À quel stade de la procédure votre office envoie-t-il les documents de brevet au sous traitant?

CN-001

As soon as the documents are received, they are forwarded to the contractor.

CZ-001

Before granting

ES-001

Antes de su publicación.

GB-001

Approximately six weeks after publication the EPO loads the IPO full text into EPOQUE, which has been prepared under a third party agreement.

JP-001

When the JPO receives the patent application submitted on paper.

US-001

Pre-Grant and Grant

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

BR-001

All our patent documents published since 01/August/2006 are being sent to WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE, and our agreement foresees the OCR for this documentation, to begin shortly.

KZ-001

after the official publication

18. Si vous avez répondu “Oui” à la question précédente :

a) Le cas échéant, veuillez formuler des observations ou transmettre un retour d’information concernant les recommandations de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI adressé par le sous traitant à votre office :

CN-001

No.

GB-001

N/A

JP-001

Not applicable

KZ-001

On preparation of patent documents we keep ST.22 WIPO Standard

US-001

none

(b) Veuillez aussi décrire les mesures de vérification de la qualité utilisées pour contrôler la qualité des documents de brevet soumis à la ROC par votre sous traitant :

CN-001

The quality checking measures include vertical word check, horizontal word check, text check and tag check.

ES-001

Personal interno de la OEPM comprueba que los textos objeto de OCR son correctos

GB-001

Not known, but accuracy levels are in excess of 90%

JP-001

The JPO secures high accuracy by proofreading through visual inspection after the OCR process.

US-001

unknown

(c) Si vous avez répondu “Oui” aux questions 4, 8 ou 13, veuillez indiquer si votre office a renégocié le contrat de service conclu avec son sous traitant, ou envisage de le faire, à la suite de l’adoption de la version révisée de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI par le Groupe de travail sur les normes et la documentation (SDWG) le 21 novembre 2008 :

ES-001

No

GB-001

No

SA-001

No

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

ES-001

Dadas las mejoras que se están haciendo en la OEPM, se ha renegociado el contrato con la empresa para reducir costes automatizando los procesos.

Section 5 : Logiciels et matériel utilisés pour la ROC

19. Quels outils logiciels votre office ou son sous traitant utilise-t-il pour effectuer la ROC des documents de brevet?

AT-001

Fine reader

AU-001

Prime OCR (commercial software)

BR-001

All our patent documents published since 01/August/2006 are being sent to WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE, and our agreement foresees the OCR for this documentation, to begin shortly

BY-001

Fine Reader, Photoshop CS3

CN-001

The contractor of SIPO applies several commercial softwares with high Chinese character recognition accuracy to the OCR of patent documents.

CR-001

ninguno

CZ-001

Finereader

ES-001

ABBYY FineReader

GB-001

OMNIpage

HR-001

Abby FineReader

HU-001

KOFAX EXPRESS 2.50.022

JP-001

The JPO uses commercially available software.

KR-001

Armi OCR Software

KZ-001

Software – Acrobat, Corel

LT-001

Our Office can use Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

MD-001

ABBYY Recognition Server

PL-001

ABBYY Fine Reader 9.0 Professional Edition

RU-001

ABBYY Fine Reader 9.0

SA-001

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro is used sometimes to perform the OCR of patent documents.

SE-001

Abbyy FineReader

UA-001

ABBYY FineReader, ABBYY Recognition Server 3.0

US-001

USPTO uses PrimeOCR

WO-001

ABBYY Finereader

20. Votre office ou son sous traitant a-t-il mis au point des extensions du logiciel de ROC spécifiques aux documents de brevet?

AT-001

No

AU-001

No

BR-001

No

BY-001

No

CN-001

No

CR-001

No

CZ-001

No

ES-001

No

GB-001

No

HR-001

No

HU-001

No

IE-001

No

IS-001

No

JP-001

Yes

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

No

LT-001

No

MD-001

No

PL-001

No

RU-001

No

SA-001

No

SE-001

No

UA-001

Yes

US-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez fournir une description concise des caractéristiques spécifiques :

JP-001

The software of Q19 answer is customized user-friendly.

UA-001

Automated OCRing of the scanned documents and their conversion to PDF

WO-001

XML Output

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

BR-001

All our patent documents published since 01/August/2006 are being sent to WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE, and our agreement foresees the OCR for this documentation, to begin shortly

CN-001

If the recognition results of the same character by different softwares are the same, manual check will not be carried out. On the contrary, if the results are different, the character will be highlighted and manual check will be carried out.

GB-001

N/A

SA-001

we have a useless old OCR software.

21. Quel matériel votre office ou son sous traitant utilise-t-il pour effectuer la ROC des documents de brevet?

AT-001

Clients with Windows XP

AU-001

Scanner

BY-001

hp scanjet 5590, hp scanjet automatic document feeder

CN-001

SIPO applies standard PCs to the OCR of patent documents.

CR-001

Ninguno

ES-001

servidor de aplicaciones

GB-001

The IPO uses the print function in Madras-Phoenix (e-case management system) to capture the Abstract image as a PDF which to then opened and saved using OMNIpage to load into an internal bespoke letter writing system as text for our internal technical examiner to amend as appropriate. This text is then used in our publication process.

HR-001

PC, scanner

HU-001

FUJITSU FI-6670/6770A SCANNER

JP-001

WindowsPC 

KR-001

HP DL580 G5(P4 Xeon)

KZ-001

scanners

PL-001

Scanners: Microtec S400, Fujitsu fi-6230, Fujitsu fi-5900C, Microtec I900

RU-001

PC HP 3GHz

SA-001

We have professional scanners that could be used to perform the OCR of patent documents. We use them for scanning all applications in TIFF format for publication purposes.

SE-001

Windows server, Windows Vista

UA-001

Fujitsu image scanners (e.g. 5530C)

US-001

USPTO hardware - unknown

WO-001

Linux PC servers

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

RU-001

Documents scanned with Kodak i620 Scanner and Fujitsu fi-5750C hardware go for OCR procedure.

SA-001

we don’t need to use OCR because we oblige applicants to attach a searchable soft copy of the application on a storage medium. In near future , filing will be electronically .

Section 6 : Ordonnancement des opérations

22. Veuillez décrire l’ordonnancement des opérations pour la ROC de vos documents de brevet :

AT-001

- examiner defines pages for publication -> pages are scanned - >OCR + spelling check + formatting in MS Word (manually) -> comparision formatted text / original paper pages -> correction of errors -> MS-Word transformed to pdf -> join this pdf with pdf of first page (which has been prepared separetly) -> and (for Utitlity models) with pdf of Search report

AU-001

N/A

BR-001

After publication and indexation, all our patent documents published since 01/August/2006 are being sent to WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE, and our agreement foresees the OCR for this documentation, to begin shortly.

BY-001

The claims are scanned after preliminary examination is finished; bibliographic data are not scanned; the other parts of a patent application are scanned for official publication of a patent.

CN-001

SIPO's OCR workflow includes eight procedures: scanning, recognition, vertical work check, horizontal word check, text check, tagging, tag check and quality check.

CR-001

Actualmente, no existe utilización de dicho instrumento

ES-001

La Oficina envia vía FTP en formato electrónico al contratista, los documentos que entraron en papel y han sido digitalizados para su tratamineto de OCR.

GB-001

The IPO OCR captures/converts Abstract text when the applicant requests a Search (within 12 months of filing). This abstract text (when amended by the technical examiner) is used in the publication process (loaded into EPOQUE) if the application proceeds to Publication.

Post Publication the EPO (19-20 months after filing), through a third part agreement, loads GB Full text (Description & Claims) into EPOQUE and Worldwide Esp@cenet databases.

HR-001

scanning documents; creating pdf files; inputing pdf files into OCR software (FineReader); marking all parts of documents (text, tables, images); reading marked blocks; saving doc files; cheking in MS Word

HU-001

Scanning the documents, storing the documents, OCR-ing nightly batch automatically

JP-001

Filed application documents are converted into image data via scanner and into text data via OCR software.

KR-001

Scan -> OCR Recognition -> OCR Correction

PL-001

Workflow concerning OCR of the patent documents:
1. Scan and OCR of the original document (used software: ABBYY Fine Reader 9.0 Professional Edition).
2. Preliminary verification of OCRed text by the PPO’s staff.
3. Creation of the document (used software: MS Word) based on OCRed text; bibliographic data; images and claims, using fixed template.
4. Saving in DOC format.
5. Comparison of the DOC document and paper document by PPO’s staff - final revision of the DOC document.
6. Transformation of the DOC document into searchable PDF using predefined scripts (used software: Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Professional).
7. Publication on PPO’s website databases and on the Publication Server.

RU-001

OCR is carried out by software ABBYY Fine Reader 9.0. Before the OCR process, scanned document pages are divided for blocks: text, tables or images. OCR-ed text is corrected by operator. Pages are saved in MS Word as file of rtf format. Each file is named according to the type of application part – abstract, description, claims. Then the text is formatted in MS Word. Mathematic and physical formulas are put in the text as image objects by formula editor Microsoft Equation. Chemical formulas are put as objects by software ISIS Draw.

SE-001

New patent abstracts are OCR:ed each day, and are thereafter manual controlled. Public patent applications and patent documents are OCR:ed once a week automatically.

UA-001

See attached file

ukrpatent_pat_doc_ocr_workflow.jpg

US-001

The information is not publically available.

WO-001

Automatic OCR in batch, human proofreading of worse cases identified by the OCR software character recognition confidence levels, export of the OCR in XML and HTML

23. Votre office vérifie-t-il lui même la qualité de ses documents de brevet soumis à la ROC?

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

No

BR-001

No

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

Yes

CR-001

No

CZ-001

Yes

DE-001

Yes

ES-001

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

No

HU-001

No

IE-001

No

IT-001

No

JP-001

No

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

Yes

LT-001

Yes

PL-001

Yes

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

No

SE-001

Yes

UA-001

No

US-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez fournir une description concise de la manière dont la vérification de qualité est effectuée :

AT-001

100% of documents: a person is comparing the formatted document with the original text

BY-001

The quality check is made by correcting OCRed patent document with reference to the application as filed

CN-001

The OCRed documents are sampled and the samples are manually checked.

CZ-001

Visual comparision of paper original with OCRed document

ES-001

Personal interno de la OEPM comprueba que los textos objeto de OCR son correctos y coinciden adecuadamente con lo que ha sido enviado al contratista.

GB-001

The IPO does a 100% manual check of the OCR Abstract text against the image in the e-dossier case management system (Madras-Phoenix).

KR-001

OCR Correction

KZ-001

manually

LT-001

Quality of patent application is checked during formal examination

PL-001

Each OCRed patent document is reviewed by the staff

RU-001

100% of documents are checked by ROSPATENT staff (see answer for p.15), which carries out OCR results reviewing them for compliance with paper originals. In case there is any incomprehensibility, they ask for the help of examiners or electronic application file.

SE-001

For patent applications and patent documents - random inspection of OCR quality. Each patent application abstract is manual checked.

WO-001

Human proof reading of selected documents

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

BR-001

All our patent documents published since 01/August/2006 are being sent to WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE, and our agreement foresees the OCR for this documentation, to begin shortly.

US-001

The information is not publically available.

24. Veuillez décrire comment votre office gère les documents de brevet qui se révèlent ultérieurement défectueux au cours du processus (p. ex., après la publication) :

AT-001

correction of errors and republication as B8 / B9

AU-001

Corrected in Corrigenda

BR-001

Since the OCR process has not been implemented yet, this question does not apply.

BY-001

Republication of a patent document in accordance with WIPO Standard ST.50.

CN-001

The OCRed documents are firstly returned to applicants for defection spotting and examiners are also expected to check the accuracy of the OCRed documents. If the documents are identified as defective, they will be withdrawn back to the contractor for reprocessing. If the documents are found to be defective after publication, the documents will be republished or re-announced respectively with A8, A9, etc. as document type identification.

CR-001

En dichas situaciones, se realiza una prevención al solicitante y se le notifica para que corrija el error existente en la solicitud.

ES-001

Se publican correcciones (nuevas publicaciones)

GB-001

Errors in the OCR capturing processes are reported to the EPO and their databases are corrected.

Errors contained within the original PDF images of our Patent documents are re-published as Errata (Corrected patent documents).

HR-001

SIPO corrected and then publish corrected documents according to the WIPO st.16

HU-001

By the applicant's requirement the Office issues ERRATA

JP-001

The JPO works on modification, pursuant to the act.

KR-001

When an applicant find any error of converted data, he could submit request for rectification.
As soon as we receive, we correct it immediately for the customer-satisfied service and better convenience.

KZ-001

We publish at official bulletin information concerning the amended modifications

PL-001

Faulty documents are corrected and published again

RU-001

If some defects were determined after publication, the respective notification is published in the latest Official Bulletin and in the “Opened Registries” on the Office web-site. If there are many errors in one document it is re-issued.

SE-001

We redo the documents.

SK-001

The Office issues a corrected version of patent documents by using the ST.9 INID code (13) which is applied according to corresponding paragraph 10 of the WIPO Standard ST.16 for announcing a correction relating to bibliographic data on the first page and/or relating to any part of the patent document.

UA-001

Mistakes in such documents are corrected

US-001

Pre-Grant publication (A): republication if deemed material error - applicant must request correction
Grant publication (B): Certificate of Correction - applicant must request correction

WO-001

The OCR of backfile published documents is improved by using external contarctors.

25. Veuillez fournir une réponse concise aux questions ci-après concernant l’archivage des documents de brevet soumis à la ROC :

(a) Le ou les formats dans lesquels votre office archive les documents de brevet soumis à la ROC :

AT-001

internally we keep the MS-Word format + the bookmarked pdf. we send the bookmarked pdf to EPO we use the bookmarked pdf for our Publication server

AU-001

PDF

BR-001

Since the OCR process has not been implemented yet, we are still studying the best practices regarding the storage of the information.

BY-001

PDF, RTF (text); TIFF (drawings)

CN-001

in XML format.

CR-001

Unicamente, Se están creando las imagenes

CZ-001

doc

ES-001

PDF

GB-001

Microsoft word text and html - text

HR-001

doc

HU-001

PDF in double layer format

JP-001

XML format in conformity with ST.36

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

PDF

LT-001

Our office stores scanned patent documents in PDF format

MD-001

Microsoft Word Documents

PL-001

PDFs

RU-001

Ms Word (doc, rtf), tiff

SE-001

Text-format.

UA-001

PDF

US-001

XML

WO-001

proprietary binary format containing all the information coming out of the OCR process (notably position and recognition confidence level for each character)

(b) Le ou les formats d’archivage utilisés par votre office permettent-ils à votre office ou à des sous traitants d’apporter des améliorations ultérieures au niveau de la qualité?

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

No

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

Yes

CR-001

No

CZ-001

Yes

ES-001

No

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

No

HU-001

No

IE-001

No

JP-001

Yes

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

Yes

LT-001

No

PL-001

No

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

Yes

SE-001

Yes

UA-001

Yes

US-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AT-001

restarting from the Word-document ;
for some months we also keep the FineReader Document, so we can restart in the FineReader and complete / change in this phase. However until now (since August 2009) we never used it.

BR-001

Since the OCR process has not been implemented yet, we are still studying the best practices regarding the storage of the information.

GB-001

Bespoke internal system allows manual enhancements of the html text following approval by the technical examiner.

HR-001

There is no archive of the OCR batch files

JP-001

The JPO storage format allows for quality improvement at later stages, if the question means later modification and correction.

SA-001

the office archives all patent documents electronically for publication purposes; we could use them for quality improvements either by our Office or by external contractors.

(c) Le format d’archivage utilisé par votre office permet-il l’identification rapide des documents de brevet présentant des défauts de ROC?

AT-001

No

AU-001

No

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

No

CR-001

No

CZ-001

No

ES-001

No

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

No

HU-001

Yes

IE-001

No

JP-001

No

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

Yes

LT-001

No

PL-001

No

RU-001

Yes

SE-001

No

UA-001

No

US-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

BR-001

Since the OCR process has not been implemented yet, we are still studying the best practices regarding the handling and checking of the information.

GB-001

This is a manual user check.

HU-001

abstracts only

JP-001

Computerization process and other processes including manual inspection enable preventing the generation of defective patent documents.

SA-001

we don't perform OCR

(d) Le format d’archivage utilisé par votre office permet-il d’obtenir plusieurs rendus pour visualiser ou échanger les documents de brevet soumis à la ROC (p. ex., PDF, HTML)?

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

No

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

Yes

CR-001

No

CZ-001

No

ES-001

GB-001

No

HR-001

Yes

HU-001

No

IE-001

No

JP-001

Yes

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

Yes

PL-001

No

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

Yes

SE-001

No

UA-001

Yes

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AT-001

pdf ("text-pdf"); everything we can produce up from MS-Word or from pdf

BR-001

Since the OCR process has not been implemented yet, this question does not apply.

KZ-001

PDF, HTML

SA-001

We scan all applications in TIFF format for publication purposes.

(e) Le format d’archivage utilisé par votre office permet-il de conserver l’ensemble des informations brutes complètes obtenues à l’aide du processus de ROC (p. ex., l’estimation de l’exactitude de chaque caractère, la position dans l’image, etc.)?

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

No

BY-001

No

CN-001

Yes

CR-001

CZ-001

No

ES-001

No

GB-001

No

HR-001

Yes

HU-001

No

IE-001

No

JP-001

No

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

Yes

LT-001

No

PL-001

No

RU-001

No

SA-001

Yes

SE-001

No

UA-001

Yes

US-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez formuler des observations, le cas échéant :

AT-001

For some months we keep the "Fine reader document" which allows to complete the spelling check in Fine reader, or to redo some parts of the OCR

BR-001

Since the OCR process has not been implemented yet, this question does not apply.

CN-001

As to the Complex Work Units (CWU) such as mathematical and chemical formula, and tables, the position in the page can be retained.

SA-001

We scan all applications in TIFF format for publication purposes.

SE-001

We are planning to do so in the near future.

(f) Le format d’archivage utilisé par votre office permet-il de saisir, en format texte, le contenu des tableaux et les formules mathématiques et chimiques?

AT-001

depending on the complexity of tables and formulas we OCR them as image or as text.

AU-001

No.

BR-001

Since the OCR process has not been implemented yet, this question does not apply.

BY-001

yes

CN-001

No.

CR-001

No por el momento.

ES-001

no

HR-001

partialy

HU-001

NO

JP-001

No, it does not.

KR-001

Yes

PL-001

No

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

We scan all applications in TIFF format for publication purposes.

SE-001

Yes, if it is possible to store it in text-format, otherwise No.

UA-001

Yes

US-001

Yes

WO-001

No

26. La ROC des documents de brevet est-elle aussi utilisée pour accroître l’efficacité du travail réalisé par l’office (p. ex., les données bibliographiques tirées de demandes soumises sur papier peuvent être traitées beaucoup plus rapidement avec un système de ROC précis)?

AT-001

No

AU-001

No

BR-001

No

BY-001

Yes

CN-001

Yes

CR-001

No

CZ-001

No

DE-001

Yes

ES-001

No

GB-001

No

HR-001

No

HU-001

Yes

IE-001

No

IL-001

Yes

JP-001

Yes

KR-001

Yes

KZ-001

Yes

LT-001

No

PL-001

Yes

RU-001

No

SE-001

Yes

UA-001

No

US-001

Yes

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez fournir une description concise des caractéristiques spécifiques en indiquant comment l’efficacité est accrue :

BY-001

OCRed claims from paper application significantly accelerates patent examination process

CN-001

The OCR of patent documents can facilitate the security screening, the notification writing and abstract rewriting by examiners, and etc.

IL-001

We will no longer need to see a document on paper. All the documents are in the computer's storage area. Thus we will be able to access any document quickly.

PL-001

Data are inserted into PPO’s systems faster, and files are searchable.

SE-001

The OCR of abstracts of non public patent application abstracts are used in the examination process.

US-001

Patent searching

WO-001

OCR is used to assist the translation process (abstracts and reports) and is used to complete a full text publication product (for applications where the description is in TIFF)

27. Votre office utilise-t-il la ROC pour d’autres documents que les documents de brevet?

AT-001

No

AU-001

No

BR-001

Yes

BY-001

No

CN-001

Yes

CR-001

No

CZ-001

Yes

DE-001

No

ES-001

GB-001

No

HR-001

No

HU-001

Yes

IE-001

No

IS-001

No

JP-001

No

KR-001

No

KZ-001

No

LT-001

No

MD-001

Yes

PL-001

Yes

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

No

SE-001

Yes

UA-001

Yes

US-001

No

WO-001

No

Veuillez indiquer les documents concernés :

BR-001

Trademarks and technology transfer contracts.

CN-001

The amendment documents and observations from applicants are also OCRed.

CZ-001

utility models

ES-001

Para Signos Distintivos y Diseños Industriales.

MD-001

Correspondence

PL-001

Central OCR service is available for all staff of the PPO and can be used for different purposes.

RU-001

In some cases, except applications for patents (inventions, utility models, designs) and trademarks, OCR can be done for special non-patent documents (e.g. books, journals or legislative documents) according to ROSPATENT specialists’ requests.

SE-001

NPL-documents (only for internal use)

UA-001

Documents, created in the course of the application examination procedure

28. Si votre office en a connaissance, veuillez fournir une description de l’usage que les utilisateurs font des documents de brevet soumis à la ROC par votre office (p. ex., des recherches dans les demandes de brevet, internes à l’office et effectuées par des examinateurs, des recherches sur les demandes de brevet effectuées par le public sur l’Internet, des produits électroniques vendus à des abonnés privés, etc.) :

AT-001

we publish the bookmarked pdfs on our publication server http://pubserv.patentamt.at/PublicationServer/search.jsp?lg=de

we send the pdfs togenther with bibliographic xml-data to EPO fro preparing the MIMOSA Cds, and enter them in their database.

AU-001

OCRed documents are used by both examiners and external customers for patent application searches (eg. in AusPat).

BR-001

When started, the OCRed documents will provide basis for internal office patent application searches by examiners. In the future, other uses could be envisaged as well.

BY-001

Internal office patent application searches by examiners, Internet patent application searches by the public, electronic products provided to patent information uses

CN-001

SIPO's OCRed documents are incorporated in the search database, so as to be searched by examiners and the public, and etc.

CR-001

No esta implementado.

GB-001

Both the OCR'd Abstracts and Patent documents (Description & Claims) are loaded into EPOQUE and Esp@cenet and are accessible by both our technical examiners and the public respectively.

HU-001

We have an IP search application in which it is possible to carry out a text search in the full document (description, claims, abstract)

JP-001

We describe our customers’ usage as internal office patent application searches by examiners and Internet patent application searches by the public, etc, then, those OCRed documents are treated as the same as electronically filed documents.

PL-001

OCRed documents are available in databases on PPO’s website and on PPO’s publication server.

RU-001

Documents OCR-ed by the Office are used for internal office patent application searches carried by examiners (OCR-ed documents are included in to the Office patent DBs) and Internet patent application searches carried by the general public, as well as in the electronic products sold to private subscribers and some hosts.

SE-001

Non-public patent application abstract searches by examiners at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV). Public patent application/patent searches via Swedish Patent Database, www.swedishpatentdatabase.se, a free search service for the public.

UA-001

Examiners of the Ukrainian Industrial Property Institute have resources to OCR patent documents (PDF documents, in which text is contained in image format), retrieved from the Internet

US-001

XML documents are distributed to external customers

WO-001

OCR output is used for search purposes

29. Votre office utilise-t-il des documents de brevet soumis à la ROC qui sont fournis par d’autres offices?

AT-001

Yes

AU-001

Yes

BR-001

No

BY-001

No

CN-001

No

CR-001

DE-001

No

DK-001

Yes

ES-001

No

GB-001

Yes

HR-001

No

HU-001

Yes

IE-001

No

IS-001

No

JP-001

Yes

KR-001

No

LT-001

No

MD-001

No

PL-001

Yes

RU-001

Yes

SA-001

No

SE-001

No

SK-001

No

UA-001

Yes

US-001

No

WO-001

Yes

Veuillez indiquer les offices concernés, les documents utilisés, les formats appliqués et les buts visés :

AT-001

at least via the search tools: we use full text searches from Patentscope / EPO databases and others

AU-001

PCT documents entering national phase.

CR-001

Oficina Española.

DK-001

During search we consult EPO patentdatabases containing OCR scanned documents. From time to time we use internet databases containing OCR'ed documents, e.g. Espacenet

GB-001

The EPO supplies us (through a 3rd party agreement) our own GB Full text (Description & Claims), we use this text in our Peer to Patent Pilot (please see the following link for further information: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/peertopatent.htm).

HU-001

From the European Patent Office

JP-001

When we receive patent documents from other Offices, we do not confirm whether those are OCR processed. Whether or not OCRed, we utilize those patent documents submitted by other Offices.

PL-001

Google patents, DEPATISNet; in PDFs; to improve internal office patent application searches by examiners.

RU-001

Part of patent documents of foreign Patent Offices loaded into ROSPATENT internal search DB are OCR-ed. Such documents exist in the files of different countries (usually we use documents of “PCT minimum”).

UA-001

European Patent Office (EPO)

WO-001

yes, for PATENTSCOPE national collections. We OCR documents from Mexico, South Africa, Morroco, Israel, Brazil, Panama, Cuba, Spain (very old documents), Dominican Republic, ARIPO and Kenya.
Notably published EP documents searchable in PATENTSCOPE

Section 7 : Observations complémentaires

30. Veuillez formuler d’autres observations concernant la mise en œuvre et la promotion de la norme ST.22 de l’OMPI ainsi que les pratiques de votre office en matière de ROC, si vous le jugez nécessaire :

CR-001

Se esta implementando el funcionamiento de la misma, con la colaboración de la oficina de Patentes Española y la OMPI.

IL-001

During the coming year, we wish to implement WIPO Standard ST 22. In order to do this, we need to do the following:
1) –make checklists, in accordance with the ST 22 requirements, for our employees,
2) - teach our employees about the ST 22 and the checklists,
3) – execute quality control of the checklist.
_____________________________________________________________________

JP-001

No other comment

SA-001

Our Office does not use OCR because we do not need it. All applications are required to meet the requirements of the Regulations, especially Article 8 & 11:

Article (8): Conditions and Provisions for Filing an Application

1. Applications for granting protection documents and forms shall be submitted in paper form typed on computer in Arabic (using Simplified Arabic font, size 14 for Arabic script and Times New Roman font, size 12 for Roman script) and shall be clear. A copy on an electronic medium shall be provided in accordance with the conditions stated in the chapters of this Part. The forms shall contain all the information required and answers to all the queries.

Article (11): General Conditions for the Specification:

The Specification shall include the following contents and in the following:

5. White size A4 paper shall be used.
6. The papers shall be clean, with no scratches, amendments, cancellation or any carbon stains.
7. Only one side of each paper shall be used.
8. The space between lines shall be about 1 cm.
9. Dimensions of margins (except for the drawings) in all pages shall not be less than the following: top 2 cm., right 2.5 cm., bottom 2 cm., left 2 cm., and they shall not be more than the following: top 4 cm., right 4 cm., bottom 3 cm., left 3 cm.. The margins shall be completely clear.

For more information about the Saudi Law and its Regulations:
http://www.kacst.edu.sa/en/innovation/patents/pages/regulations.aspx

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