Specification to a patent (declarative patent) for invention (utility model) is an exhaustive source of information about the invention (utility model).
Specification discloses the nature of the invention (utility model) and confirms the scope of legal protection defined by the claims. According to the Article 23 Part 2 of the Law of Ukraine "On Protection of Rights to Inventions and Utility Models", the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine (SIPS) publishes patent (declarative patent) specifications.
Specifications to patents for inventions or utility models are published on paper simultaneously with the Official Bulletin "Promyslova Vlasnist"
Since No. 5/2012 of the Official Bulletin, on the Order of SIPS No. 297-n d/d December 30, 2011, specifications are published with the new composition including the front page, which contains bibliographic data, an abstract, and a representative drawing or a chemical formula (if present), description of the invention (utility model), claims, as well as drawings, referred to in the description, or other images (if present).
Since 2005, together with the Official Bulletin "Promyslova Vlasnist"
, the national CD-ROM "Vynakhody v Ukraini"
(Inventions in Ukraine) is published. The CD-ROM contains the complete data on the registered patents (declarative patents) for inventions (utility models) in the form of structured information: bibliographic data, abstracts, claims and descriptions of the inventions (utility models). Since April, 2009, MIMOSA authoring tool is used as the search system on the CD-ROM.
The complete data on the registered patents (declarative patents) for inventions (utility models) in the structured form and patent documents in PDF are also available in the specialized database "Inventions (Utility Models) in Ukraine" accessed via the websites of SIPS and the State Enterprise "Ukrainian Intellectual Property Institute" (Ukrpatent) free of charge.
Before January 1, 2012, patent specifications on paper (since 1993) and on CD-ROM (since 2005) were dispatched free of charge to the patent collections of the national system of science and technology information, namely to the State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine, the State Scientific Medical Library, and to all regional scientific, technical and economic information centers under the Law of Ukraine No. 595-XIV "On the Obligatory Copies of Documents" d/d April 9, 1999.
Under the Order of SIPS No. 58-n d/d February 6, 2012, paper publication of specifications to patents for inventions and utility models, information on registration of which is published in the Official Bulletin "Promyslova Vlasnist"
since No. 1/2012, and their dispatch according to the "List of free dispatch of specifications to patents of Ukraine for inventions on paper" had been ceased.
Therefore, since 2012, patent specifications are dispatched to the aforementioned addresses on the CD-ROM "Vynakhody v Ukraini"
Before 2015, Public Patent Documents Collection (PPDC)
had been replenished with patent specifications on paper and CD-ROM.
Under the Order of SIPS No. 41-n d/d March 18, 2015, specifications to patents of Ukraine for inventions or utility models are published on paper in a single copy to keep the granting of the titles of protection to their holders.
Therefore, since 2015, PPDC is replenished with specifications on CD-ROM only.
Copies of patent specifications, published on paper before 2015, can be ordered at:
Department of Innovatics of Ukrpatent
26 Lesi Ukrainky Blvd., Kyiv, Ukraine, 01133
Tel.: (38044) 285-82-77.