Annual Technical Report 2006 on Patent Information Activities submitted by Uzbekistan (SCIT/ATR/PI/2006/UZ)
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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
In 2006 in SPO 510 applications for granting of patents for inventions have filed, that on 14,9 % is more in comparison with 2005. The greatest quantity of applications for inventions from national applicants has been filed on section A ?Satisfaction of vital needs of the person? of the International Patent Classification (IPC), from foreign applicants - on section C ?Chemistry, metallurgy? of IPC.
In accounting year the total of the registered inventions has made 272.
In 2006 in SPO on granting of patents for utility models 77 applications have filed, that in 1,5 times more, than in the past year. The greatest quantity of applications (27) on utility models is filed on section A ?Satisfaction of vital needs of the person? of the International Patent Classification (IPC); has not filed any application on section C ?Chemistry, metallurgy?.
The total of the registered utility models in 2006 has made 35.
URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide statistics related to patents
In 2006 official publications of the office included following editions:
• Official bulletin «Rasmiy Ahborotnoma» - 6 issues (on CD-ROM);
• Descriptions of inventions to patents - 341 descriptions (on a paper);
• Descriptions of utility models to patents - 29 descriptions (on a paper);
• Collection of annual indexes to the official bulletin «Rasmiy Ahborotnoma» for 2006 (sections of indexes under inventions and utility models) on the electronic carrier.
Data on the registered inventions and utility models are published in sections "Inventions" and «Utility models» of the official bulletin «Rasmiy Ahborotnoma» which from 2004 is issued on CD-ROM. Data on inventions includes bibliographic data and formula, on utility models - bibliographic data and abstract; all data are resulted in Russian and Uzbek languages. In accounting year in bulletins data on 273 inventions and about 29 utility models are published.
SPO participates also in issuing of CISPATENT - joint regional patent-information product on CD-ROM disks, being the collection of official publications of patent offices of the states-participants CIS and Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO). In 2006 it is prepared six issues with the information on patents of the Republic of Uzbekistan on inventions and utility models, including 334 abstracts in three languages (English, Russian, and Uzbek) and to them full descriptions of inventions and utility models in Russian, the processed document files send in FIPS of the Rospatent.
Main types of announcements of the Office in the field of patent information
The search file on a paper and optical disks is formed on the basis of collection of the State Fund of the Patent Documentation which structure includes current and retrospective files of the national patent documentation, the foreign patent documentation entering into the list of the countries - PCT minimum. Besides there is patent associated literature including the scientific, technical literature in the form of books and periodicals, reference books, and also bibliographic search disks JOPAL.
The Fund of national patent documents on a paper is presented: descriptions of inventions to patent both preliminary patents and descriptions of utility models to certificates and patents (from 1993) systematized on classification indexes of IPC and on numbers of protection documents. Bibliographic databases and electronic file (text) storehouses for internal use are conducted.
The collection of patent documents on CD/DVD-ROM is systematized by the countries and years.
Search files on a paper and a part on CD/DVD-ROM are updated monthly, some CD/DVD-ROM are updated annually.
Bibliographic data and files of documents in electronic storehouse can replenish and-or be corrected in process of the reference.
Storage, including mass storage media
Conditions of storage of fund depend mostly on kinds of data carriers: patent documents on a paper are stored in folders on metal racks, on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM in stores in wall cases.
Bases of bibliographic, office work data and file storehouse are stored on specialized file-servers (the magnetic disks organized in the form of a RAID-file) on which with a view of preservation of data reserve copying on an additional server is carried out.
Documentation from other offices maintained and/or considered part of the available search file
The equipment: Server group, network infrastructure (cable communications, routers), workstations (from P-II, up to P-V), periphery (printers, scanners).
Operational system: Windows 2003 (servers SQL Server 2000/2003, Excange 2003, ISA, IIS, server of reserve copying/restoration of the information), Windows 2000/XP (workstations).
The applied software: SATOZ/Landocs, external site www.patent.uz, internal site (PIPS), System of testing of knowledge, 1С:book-keeping 7.7.
Applied systems: "LAW", system of machine translation Promt 10, system of dictionaries Lingvo 10, ORT-system Fine Reader, office system MS Office (professional), MS Visio, MS Project.
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)
The State Fund of the Patent Documentation (SFPD) is structural division of SPO and practically unique full collection of the patent documentation in territory of Uzbekistan. On the basis of SFPD patent-information service both examination stuff of SPO, and the broad audience of the public are carried out, i.e. functions of public library are carried out.
The total area of fund, including office accommodations, reading rooms and storehouses of patent and other information, makes 952,64 sq. m.
Collecting, acquisitions, preparation
Collection of SFPD is presented by the domestic and foreign patent documentation, official and abstract editions of patent offices, patent-legal, patent associated literature, normative-methodical and reference books, periodicals. The volume of fund on the end of 2006 made more than 63,4 million copies of patent documents on various kinds of carriers.
The basic sources of acquisition of fund are: official publications of SPO; the patent documentation received on the international exchange which is carried out on the basis of two-way deals and agreements with patent offices of 27 countries and three international organizations; subscription to periodic and specialized editions and purchase of the special literature through news agencies-subscription. All received documentation is registered, classified and grouped for the purposes of storage.
In 2006 have acted about two million copies of patent documents on optical disks. Receipts on a paper, except for periodicals, normative-methodical literature and patent bulletins of some countries at the same time have practically stopped. The collection of fund on СD-ROM and DVD-ROM makes more than 13,7 thousand disks containing full descriptions of inventions to applications, patents, utility models, official and abstract editions of patent offices.
Collection management, preservation
SFPD carries out library-information and reference-bibliographic service of experts of various areas of science, manufacture, business. Granting of patent documents is carried out directly in reading rooms of fund, including electronic fund, and also under the interlibrary subscription. Visiting SFPD and library-bibliographic service of all categories of users is carried out free of charge.
The quantity of visiting SFPD in 2006 has made 3816; it has been given out more than 733 thousand patent documents, from which from above 476 thousand on CD/DVD - ROM disks. It is rendered nearby 3,5 thousand consultations on various questions. It is executed over six thousand copies of descriptions of inventions.
With the purpose of expansion of patent-information service SFPD carries out a lot of services under orders of the consumers including automated patent search on CD/DVD - ROM, and also patent search with use of the removed databases. Besides render services on a traditional mode - thematic a selection, selective distribution of the patent information by inquiries, copying, selection and delivery of documents by inquiries of readers, classification on IPC, NCI, to consultation of users. In 2006 200 orders for patent-information services have been executed.
URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide information on business procedures such as: filing, publication, examination and grant procedures related to patents; opposition and appeal procedures related to patents; etc.
The address of web-page on which the information on filing and consideration of applications for inventions contains: http://www.patent.uz/pravizob .htm
The address of web-page on which the information on filing and consideration of applications for utility models contains: http://www.patent.uz/polezmodel.htm
The address of web-page on which the information on the order of granting of patents contains: http://www.patent.uz/akt11.htm
The address of web-page on which the information on official publications of SPO contains: http://www.patent.uz/akt15.htm
The address of web-page on which the information on appeal procedure contains: http://www.patent.uz/pravsovet.htm
URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide a description of information products and services offered by the Office (e.g., patent search service(s), patent databases, etc.), as well as information on how to access and utilize them
Within the limits of the actions, devoted to the International Intellectual Property Day (on April 26, 2006) by t6he office:
• Round table on a theme «Role of intellectual property in economic development of the Republic of Uzbekistan» in which work representatives of the scientific organizations, experts of the Uzbek Republican Copyright Agency, State Committee on Demonopolization, Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Uzbekistan, Federation of Societies of Protection of Rights of the Consumers, largest industrial companies of republic have taken part, representatives of higher educational institutions is lead.
• Internet-project PC.UZ - «Computer market of Uzbekistan» at support of patent office and the Uzbek Republican Copyright Agency is lead the Internet-competition «Mind well, and mind with the law - is better».
Main patent and industrial property information magazines/journals published in the country or region of the Office
In accounting year experts of SPO prepare a number of survey and information materials for the publication in a specialized heading «Management of intellectual property» of the magazine «Chemical technology. Quality and management», one of which founders is Patent Office.
In 2006 work on rendering assistance in creation of conditions for development of scientific and technical creativity among youth proceeded. Together with the Republican center of technical creativity of pupils republican competition of scientific and technical creativity of pupils of average educational schools is lead; republican review-competition on the best head of a circle of technical creativity on republic.
Employees of SPO accepted also participation as judges of various competitions for the studying youth, spent in republic in 2006.
IX. Other general information related to the Office that is available on the Internet -- URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that:
Addresses of web-pages on which Annual Reports of SPO contain: http://www.patent.uz/document/godotchet-2006.pdf
contain patent-related news regarding the Office
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.|