The Egyptian Patent Office publishes three journals as follows :
1-The Egyptian Patent Gazette
2-The Patent Applications Bulletin
3-The Egyptian Patent Abstracts
These publications are published monthly, and we send them to universities, industrial companies and research institutes in Egypt as well as the foreign patent offices abroad .
Main types of announcements of the Office in the field of patent information
We used paper, microfilm , microfilm jackets , tapes , HD , and DVD as mass storage for our applications and patents.
The Egyptian Patent Office has a database containing the Egyptian applications and patents granted.
The Office has DVD and CD-ROM collections containing published/granted patents for US, WO, EP, GB, etc.
Word processing and office automation
We have a big collection of patent documents from many countries in our library such as DE, US, FR, GB, EPO, etc.
The available collection includes also various pamphlets, manuals and other publications, some law reports, official journals of the EG Patent Office and of many different countries, magazines, etc. These collections are located in our main buildiing and are therefore secure.
Collecting, acquisitions, preparation
IX. 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.|