The heads of the 5 biggest patent places of work held their annual assembly on 13 June in Incheon, Korea. The 5 workplaces, referred to as the IP5, are the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), European Patent Office (EPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO), China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The IP5 collectively handle around eighty five percentage of the world’s patent applications.
The meeting was chaired by way of KIPO Commissioner Park Wonjoo, and turned into attended by means of EPO President António Campinos, JPO Commissioner Naoko Munakata, CNIPA Commissioner Shen Changyu, and USPTO Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Andrei Iancu. The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Francis Gurry, attended the assembly as an observer.
“Co-operation with our IP5 companions is a key to constructing an green and effective international IP machine by way of setting up more aligned tactics international,” said EPO President António Campinos. “IP5 co-operation is a achievement story. The EPO and its accomplice workplaces at the moment are getting into a brand new phase in their co-operation in which we should reflect onconsideration on further strengthening IP5 co-operation and promoting a greater complete IP agenda, in order to better reply to our users’ wishes who handle complete IP portfolios with bundles of IP rights,” he said.
The five heads of workplace welcomed current progress on IP5 tasks, which include the type of emerging technology, the non-stop development of Global Dossier offerings, greater work sharing, and the harmonisation of patent practices and procedures.
The IP5 heads agreed to release a New Emerging Technologies/Artificial Intelligence Task Force for you to responding as it should be to and exploring destiny joint initiatives related to international technological tendencies. The 5 leaders additionally agreed to enhance the IP5 shape to obtain greater performance within the IP5 co-operation framework.
Meanwhile, the heads of office recommended the very last results of work at the three sub-tasks within the area of patent practice harmonisation – cohesion of invention, quotation of previous artwork and written description/sufficiency of disclosure – which goal to alleviate the burden on applicants and boom paintings performance. They stated that the tangible outcomes of IP5 patent practice harmonisation have delivered enormous advantages to users. They additionally known the need to pick new harmonisation topics, which are in step with the IP5 imaginative and prescient, to be mentioned in the destiny.
In a separate meeting, the heads of office met with representatives of enterprise from the 5 areas to replace them on latest traits and to speak about highbrow belongings problems consisting of in strategic areas together with new rising technology, AI, and the future work of the IP5. The enterprise representatives expressed their aid for the IP5 places of work’ joint efforts to higher respond to global technological transformation, and reaffirmed their willingness to work with the workplaces in these endeavours. The IP5 workplaces and enterprise agreed to enhance communique on the importance of IP and the advantages of IP5 initiatives to a broader target audience and step up outreach efforts.