PCT Online Update

Applicants of international PCT patent applications filed on or after January 1, 2009, can now view the file contents of their published applications online. Over the next couple of months, the service will begin including applications for which early publication has been requested. In addition, you may obtain an International Application Status Report containing the latest bibliographic data; important status dates; information about certain withdrawals; the title and abstract; and information on the international search report, preliminary examination report, and supplementary search report. The Status Report is intended for Applicants, designated/elected Offices, and third parties and is generated upon request. To view this information, access the PATENTSCOPE® search service at www.wipo.int/pctdb.