Next to the "publication number" there is a (B) which one is the kind code?

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ProfessorX
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Next to the "publication number" there is a (B) which one is the kind code?

Post by ProfessorX » Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:14 pm

Im looking at a patent in Great Britain and im trying to figure out if the patent has been granted or not with the kind code...this is the code that comes up: GB2582046A (B)
... ive been told that its the "A" at the end of the long number that signifies whether or not the patent has been granted but what is this (B)? im assuming that its still the A at the end of the long number that signifies what stage the patent process is at?

(im a newbie appreciate all responses).


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Re: Next to the "publication number" there is a (B) which one is the kind code?

Post by Patent Information Marketing » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:51 am

Dear user,

GB2582046A corresponds to the application displayed in the document details on the right side of the screen (by default the bibliographic data). (B), next to it in the result list, means that there is also a corresponding granted document, which you can access by clicking on GB2582046B in the section "Published as" of the bibliographic data (see screenshots 1 and 2).

If you search specifically for GB2582046B, the result list will display GB2582046B (A), indicating that there is a corresponding patent application, GB2582046A (see screenshot 3).

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Kind regards,

Andrée

Andrée Lahaye
Patent Information Marketing


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