kind codes

What is kind codes?

kind codes meaning in Property terms is WIPO Standard ST. 16 codes (kind codes) include a letter, and in many cases a number, used to distinguish the kind of patent document (e.g., publication of an application for a utility patent (patent application publication), patent, plant patent application publication, plant patent, or design patent) and the level of publication (e.g., first publication, second publication, or corrected publication).– see more about USPTO kind codes (PDF)
 see a list of kind codesDetailed information on Standard ST. 16 and the use of kind codes by patent offices throughout the world is available on the WIPO web site at is external), under the links for WIPO standards and other documentation.


reference: Glossary – United States Patent and Trademark Office