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Publication document kinds

 

The following document kinds have been allocated to Australian patent specifications published after 17 December 1998:

 A1 - OPI Document (standard and petty patent applications)

 A2 - Amended OPI Document (standard and petty patent applications)

 A4 - Granted/OPI Innovation Patent

 A5 - Pre-Grant/OPI Innovation Patent

 A6 - Amended After Grant Innovation Patent

 A8 - Corrected Document (bibliographic data A1-A5)

 A9 - Corrected Document (complete reprint A1-A5)

 B1 - Accepted Standard - OPI at Acceptance

 B2 - Accepted Standard - previously OPI

 B3 - Granted Petty irrespective of whether previously OPI or not

 B4 - Certified Innovation Patent (following an A4 or A5 document kind)

 B8 - Corrected Document (bibliographic data B1-B4)

 B9 - Corrected Document (complete reprint B1-B4)

 C - Amended after Acceptance/Grant or further amended after Acceptance/Grant of a Standard or Petty Patent that were filed prior to 5 July 2002 and includes all PCT applications that entered the national phase prior to 8 August 2002

 C1 - Amended after Acceptance/Grant or further amended after Acceptance/Grant of a Standard Patent

 C4 - Amended after Certification or further amended after Certification of an Innovation Patent

 C8 - Corrected Document (bibliographic data C1-C4)

 C9 - Corrected Document (complete reprint C1-C4)

Note: Specifications published before 17 December 1998 will have a document kind of "A", "B" or "C" in any XML data.  A two character document kind code of "A0", "B0" or "C0" will be used in corresponding file names for these specifications.

Last Updated: 16/12/2013

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