Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Kind Codes for Republished PCT Documents

WIPO is introducing three new kind codes for republished international applications that will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2009. The codes are:
  • A4 = Later publication of amended claims and/or statement (PCT Article 19) with revised front page
  • A8 = International application republished with corrections to front page bibliographic data
  • A9 = International application or ISR republished with corrections, alterations or supplements (see also WIPO Standard ST.50)