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The obscure "3" of the day of the month indicator became immensely more legible as a result.During the period 1842 to 1883 the British Patent Office issued a diamond mark along with the registration number when a design was registered (see the research guide Registered Designs and Trade Marks for details of registration).As previously indicated, the marks were impressed (Figure 1), printed (Figures 2 and 3), or, less commonly, embossed.Often times it is difficult to read the small numbers and letters of the impressed forms.Ipsum is open to anyone, although the department expects the main users will be businesses researching patents, and patent attorneys helping clients to protect their IP rights and potential investors to understand specific patent applications.
In the Figure 1 illustration all that was done to produce the false color image was an adjustment to gamma.
The dating formula is simple: the median of a production range extending six years from the year of registration.
Simply stated, employ a production date calculated by adding three years to the registration date. Of course if a production run is historically known to have endured for less or more than six years, then the assigned production date should be accordingly adjusted.
This could help reduce the global backlog of applications benefiting UK business hoping to get their patents processed in another country." The IPO has launched Ipsum as part of the government's response to the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth, which highlighted that patent backlogs can have a negative effect on innovation and growth.
This article was originally published at Guardian Government Computing.