International Activities

Lively Discussions at the 2nd IP5/Industry IP5 Joint Meeting in June

On June 4, 2013, in Cupertino, located near San Francisco in the US, a joint meeting was held between the world°«s five largest intellectual property offices °»IP5°… and representatives from the world°«s five leading industrial intellectual property user organizations °»Industry IP5°….
It was the 2nd annual meeting following the last year°«s Corsica meeting in France.

Member countries and regions of IP5 are: EPO, USPTO, KIPO, SIPO, and JPO. Industry IP5 consists of AIPLA (American IP Law Association) and IPO (IP Owners Association), Business Europe, JIPA (Japan IP Association), KINPA (Korea IP Association), and PPAC(Patent Protection Association of China). From JIPA, Mr. Takenaka, Mr. Miyashita and Mr. T. Suzuki, managing directors, and other members attended the meeting. Dr. Francis Garry, Director General of WIPO, also attended the meeting as an observer.

The IP5 established a project in 2007 and continued discussions to improve patent examinations and the examination efficiency of patent offices in the respective countries and regions. This meeting between IP5 Offices and Industry IP5 was held concurrently with the meeting of the IP5 commissioners to exchange opinions and reflect requests from the industrial users of intellectual property into the discussion of the IP5 meeting.

As the first item on the agenda of the meeting, commissioners reported the recent activities of their respective IP offices. After their reports, the representatives from industrial users expressed their opinions and requests for a project being planned by IP5, received comments from the IP5 commissioners and discussed the project with the commissioners.
The meeting featured vigorous discussions on a wide range of topics, including the Global Dossier, harmonization of patent systems, the future direction of PPH, electronic transfer of patent processes to national phase in the PCT, a patent information policy, patent classification, and machine translation. The JIPA representatives requested promotion of the Global Dossier and further acceleration of the harmonization of the patent systems.

The 3rd joint meeting will be held in Pusan, Korea in June 2014.

  • Cupertino, CA

  • JIPA delegation at the conference

  • JIPA delegation at the conference

  • JIPA delegation at the conference

  • JIPA delegation at the conference

  • JIPA delegation at the conference

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