The forum's most prominent member, Hisamitsu Arai, was Patent Office commissioner from 1996 to 2001, when he introduced a number of changes in the Patent Law--such as a reduction of the time period in which a filer can request examination of an application--that had a large impact on the system in Japan.
Materials on the history of Japan's patent system distributed by the Patent Office describe pro patent policy as "an effort to stimulate industry and strengthen the ability to compete internationally by protecting inventors' rights and enhancing incentives to invent through the provision of stronger intellectual property protections."
Human genome company MilliporeSigma reported on Thursday the receipt of a "Notice of Intention to Grant" for its patent application covering its CRISPR technology under the genome-editing field from the European Patent Office
The software will offer backward compatibility with Jouve's existing Patsoft software, which is currently used to distribute patent information on CD-ROM by both the European Patent Office
(EPO) and MicroPatent (New Haven, CT).
To facilitate the protection of countrys traditional knowledge, access of TKDL has been provided to International Patent offices (IPOs) under International Agreement.
Indian Patent Office had also brought out Guidelines for processing Patent Applications relating to Traditional Knowledge and Biological Material to help Patent examiner to analyze what constitute novelty and inventive steps in Traditional Knowledge (TK) related invention.
Department of Commerces United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Israel Ministry of Justice unit, the Israel Patent Office
(ILPO) today announced ILPOs participation in the Cooperative Classification Patent (CPC) system.
As per the information provided by CSIR, Russian Patent Office
(ROSPAT) has approached the Government of India for entering into TKDL Access Agreement.
Alison Brimelow, who took over as president of the European Patent Office
(EPO) on 1 July, wants the office to use its competence in order to shape the global patent system.
Making progress wherever possible is what we need to give our energy to.' The former Chief Executive and Controller General of the UK Patent Office
warned against self-delusion that the EPO is simply providing a European service.
Greece, Finland, Italy and Belgium argue that by restricting the European Patent Office
(EPO) to three official languages - English, French and German - smaller firms are liable to face difficulties in obtaining patents.
Summary:The European patenting system is set to be at the heart of the inter-governmental conference of member countries of the European Patent Office
, to be staged on June 24/25 in Paris.