New PCT National Phase Information for China, Sweden and the United States of America

November 20, 2006

The PCT national phase information available through the PATENTSCOPE® system now includes new data for China, Sweden, and the United States of America, as well as Internet hyperlinks that direct the user from PATENTSCOPE® to the online databases of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Patent Office of the State Intellectual Property Office of the Peoples' Republic of China (SIPO).

This brings to 27 the number of offices for which national phase information is now available. Complete list of offices and dates covered.

Note: US is the one of the biggest markets of technology and now receives more than 35,000 national phase entries per year via the PCT system. The data published prior to 2006 was kindly provided by the USPTO, the data published from 2006 onwards is obtained by WIPO from the USPTO’s ftp site. Please note that the information on the US - PCT national entry during the last 12 months may not be complete due to delays in publication, and will be completed in due course.