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How do I get the current status of this patent:

 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 »
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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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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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