In reference to the patent: WO2015172178A1

I would like to introduce one article published in 2007 with the same claims:

Surfboard Instrumentation


Márcio Borgonovo dos Santos


It's not necessary. It's a PCT filing, and the inventor has never filed any actual patent application in any country, except for provisional application in Australia. The inventor filed 4 provisional application in Australia in 2004, and all four of them are LAPSED.

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  • I believe that the PCT application has not entered national phase yet (which should be near the end of 2016), so there is still the possibility of national applications being filed. – Maca Mar 9 '16 at 9:09
  • Yes, you are right. But if it hasn't entered national phase, is there any entity that allows for adding prior art citation? – daniel Mar 9 '16 at 15:46
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    There is! WIPO provides a facility for third party observations. The Patentscope page for this application contains a "Submit observation" button which can be used for this purpose. The submitted document will eventually be passed to the ISA/IPEA for consideration. – Maca Mar 9 '16 at 15:51
  • @Maca Either you or daniel should add the link to an actual answer rather than just leave it in a comment. – Eric Shain Apr 3 '17 at 15:06

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