Dating british patent numbers
The number for each year is the first design patent issued that year. Design patents refer to any new ornamental design for an item.
The design patent protects only the appearance of an article, but not its structural or functional features.
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For this period, patent applications began with number 1 each year.
• Specifications of patents - old law - 1617 to 1852 - YA 608 G79SPO • Specifications of patents - new law - 1852 - 1883 - YA 608 G79SPN • Specifications of inventions - 1884 to 1990 - YA 608 G79SP • UK patent application - January 1985 to August 1994 - Organized by date and patent number - (YA 608 G79PAP) • The Commissioners of patents' journal (YA 608 G79J) - 1854 - 1883 • The official journal of the Patent Office (YA 608 G79J) - 1884 - 1997 Title varies - The official journal of the Patent Office, The Illustrated official journal (patents), Official journal (patents) • UK patents for invention [microform] : index to names of applicants [1617-1980] - Microfiche (MF 406) • Alphabetic list of patentees of inventions, 1617-1852, B.While we cannot promise to accommodate all requests, your suggestions will be considered and may lead to other improvements on the website.This document was inspired by a list published at the last US patent number granted in each year, as a tool for use in establishing the earliest possible date of manufacture for any given radio set (displaying patent numbers).This is my UK / GB equivalent of the list presented on that site.I have attempted to test the validity of the technique for establishing dates for UK radio sets by cross-referencing various UK radio sets against issue dates for their assosciated patents. You can even read the original patents if you are interested!