Application Number - Made up of a two digit series code followed by a six digit serial number which is assigned by the USPTO (Example: 99999999 or 99/999999)
Control Number - Made up of a two-digit series code followed by a six-digit serial number which is assigned by the USPTO
Patent Number - Made up of 6 to 8 characters and is formatted as follows:
- Utility : Consist of six, seven or eight digits. Enter number excluding commas and spaces and omit leading zeroes
- Reissue : (e.g., Rennnnnn) must enter leading zeroes between "RE" and number to create 6 digits
- Plant Patents : (e.g., PPnnnnnn) must enter leading zeroes between "PP" and number to create 6 digits
- Design : (e.g., Dnnnnnnn) must enter leading zeroes between "D" and number to create 7 digits
- Additions of Improvements : (e.g., AInnnnnn) must enter leading zeroes between "AI" and number to create 6 digits
- X Patents : (e.g., Xnnnnnnn) must enter leading zeroes between "X" and number to create 7 digits
- H Documents : (e.g., Hnnnnnnn) must enter leading zeroes between "H" and number to create 7 digits
- T Documents : (e.g., Tnnnnnnn) must enter leading zeroes between "T" and number to create 7 digits
PCT Number - Can be entered in either the old (14 character) or new WIPO formats. The old (14 character) format includes a two-digit year and five-character sequence number, i.e. 'PCT/US99/12345'. The new (17 character) format includes a four digit years, i.e. 'PCT/US1999/123456'.
PCT/CCYY/99999 or PCT/CCYYYY/999999, where
PCT = "PCT"
CC = 2 character Country Code
YY = last 2 digits of the year filed
YYYY = four digit year filed
99999, 999999 = is the 5 or 6 digit sequence no.
Publication Number - Made up of a four-digit year, followed by a seven-digit sequence code followed by a two-character Kind Code that is assigned by the USPTO.
International Registration Number - Is a six digit number preceded with "DM/" assigned by the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). (Example: DM/999999)
PLEASE NOTE: Any data associated with international design applications will not be available in PAIR until after the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement has taken effect with respect to the United States. Attempting to search for international design applications or data associated with these applications prior to that date will accordingly result in an error message being displayed.
Search by Attorney Docket Number - An Attorney Docket Number is a Reference text of up to 25 alphanumeric characters that is used to identify a patent application. This number is not assigned by the USPTO and can be any combination of numbers and letters. Customers can enter complete or partial Attorney Docket Numbers to retrieve a list of applications. The system will perform a suffix wild card search when the user enters a partial Attorney Docket Number after selecting the "Start with" radio button option. This option requires entry of at least the first three characters of your Attorney Docket Numbers to be located. The user will also be able to add or modify Attorney Docket Numbers from the query results after clicking the Search button.
XML - The XML download functionality is available in Private PAIR and allows the user to download Bibliographic data in XML format. Bibliographic XML data may be downloaded either for a specific application or for multiple applications whose status has changed in the past 6 months.