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Publication number  WO2006064303 A1
Publication type    Application
Application number  PCT/IB2004/004129
Publication date    Jun 22, 2006
Filing date         Dec     15, 2004
Priority date       Dec 15, 2004
Also published as   EP1824719A1
Inventors           Sudesh Kumar Mittal, Mehar Alam Shamshi, Sandeep Kalra, Bal Kishor Sharma
Applicant           Council Scient Ind Res, 4 More »
Export Citation     BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan

Patent Citations (4), Non-Patent Citations (1), Classifications (5), Legal Events (7)

Is it pending or granted? What is current situation?

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This is a PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) application. As such, it is never granted. The PCT system allows one application to stand for 140+ applications in as many locations. Only those actual patent offices can grant a patent. In any case, even if you pulled up the publication of a US application that had subsequently resulted in an issued patent, that publication would still not be labeled as granted. The grant results in a new publication with a patent number rather than a publication number but the original application publication remains unchanged.

In general a patent application may not have resulted in a patent after nine years because it was rejected and the rejection was not responded to.

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so does the PCT application gets granted only after the 140 countries have issued accompanying grants for it? –  Pacerier Jun 5 at 2:36
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No, a PCT application cannot be granted as is. For a patent to issue from a PCT application, the applicant must initiate a national stage application in a PCT signatory country within the appropriate time frame and convince that country to grant the patent. Each country decides to grant or not individually. –  Louis Iselin Jul 8 at 22:50
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It would say GRANTED vs Application.

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But wondering why not granted even after 9 years? –  gpuguy Dec 14 '13 at 7:00
    
If the answer to my question is too big, kindly give me a link where I can educate myslef.. –  gpuguy Dec 14 '13 at 7:11
    
There's a lot of reasons why a patent doesn't say GRANT. There could have been too much prior art, or the applicant couldn't afford to finish the process, and so forth. The bottom line unless it says GRANT it's not approved by the patent office. If this were a brand new patent, I would consider it patent pending indeed, but this one is obviously dated. Keep in mind, that another application for a patent could have been submitted based on this one though. –  Aron Stein Dec 14 '13 at 16:45
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@AronStein, He is asking why isn't it listed as "rejected". Why is it still listed as "Application" after a whole decade? –  Pacerier Jun 5 at 2:30
    
The A1 at the end of the publication number shows that this is the first publication of this application. This is never changed. If the PCT application published again, there would be an A2, etc. at the end. –  Louis Iselin Jul 8 at 22:52
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To search the current status of a PCT application, based on the publication number, start at http://patentscope.wipo.int/ Type in the publication number without the final A1. Click on the publication number to view the application information. Move across the header to NATIONAL PHASE and click. Look down the list to see if any national stage applications have been filed, and if any patents have issued. This application entered the national stage at the European Patent Office, but was withdrawn and never issued, and in India. No Indian patent has yet issued.

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