Patent-Infobase for Examination Purposes (PIB)
PIB is a patent documentation search file for official use intended for determining the state of the art during substantive examination of patent applications. PIB was established in accordance with the Decree of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ¹ 3769 "On the Entry into Force of the Law of Ukraine "On the Protection of Rights to Inventions and Utility Models" of December 23, 1993 and put into operation on July 1, 1997.
PIB contains national and foreign patent documentation on electronic media. PIB composition is subject to approval by Orders of the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine (SIPSU).
The updated PIB composition is approved by the SIPSU Order ¹ 132-í as of September 14, 2015 and corresponding information resources' usage is regulated by the Order of Ukrpatent ¹ 211 as of October 23, 2015 "On Composition of Information Resources for Information Search Provision" with changes according to the Orders of Ukrpatent ¹ 90 as of May 24, 2016 and ¹ 19 as of January 23, 2018.