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Annual Technical Report 2003 on Patent Information Activities submitted by Jordan (SCIT/ATR/PI/2003/JO)


Where URLs are requested below, it is preferred that either URLs which are likely to remain stable over time (three years or more) are provided, or home (main) page URLs are provided with a short explanation of how to access the corresponding information.

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


177 Patent applications (152 international, 25 domestic) were received in 2003 against 138 patent applications in 2002

47 patents were granted in 2003 against 29 in 2002

Trends or areas experiencing rapid changes with respect to the previous year


Every member of the 4-member staff has an access to internet.
The main office productivity software is Microsoft Office 2000.
The patent databases were done by Oracle System and the automation features are accessible by members of staff but not the public as yet.
Most of the office reports, notices and letters are sent to applicants in paper form
All application forms are available on the Ministry of Industry and Trade web site. A Patents guide is also available on the web site.

III. Matters concerning abstracting, classifying, reclassifying and indexing of technical information contained in patent documents


Application filing was allowed only on paper.

VIII. Other relevant matters concerning education and training in, and promotion of, the use of patent information, including technical assistance to developing countries


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.