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JPO Conducted Training Course on the Use of Information Technology in Industrial Property Administration Under the WIPO Funds-in-Trust/JAPAN

November 19, 2014

The JPO recently conducted another of its JPO/IPR Training Courses, this time conducting a training course called the Use of Information Technology in Industrial Property Administration. The course was conducted at and by the JPO from Monday, October 27th to Friday, November 7th, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) through the WIPO Funds-in-Trust/Japan, a trust fund set up through voluntary contributions made by the Government of Japan to the development cooperation program of WIPO. This recent training course was designed for individuals who are involved with IT operations at intellectual property (IP) offices in developing countries.

In the course, the 23 trainees, who were invited from countries in Asia, Africa, and South America, learned from JPO instructors about a variety of knowledge on what is needed in order for them to advance mechanization in their own countries, including the outline of the JPO’s IT system and ways to ensure the security of applications filed over the Internet. In the course, they also obtained knowledge from WIPO instructors about effective tools for mechanization, which the WIPO offers for developing countries to mechanize the operations of their IP offices. The tools include the system used to scan applications and the system used to manage information written on applications.

In addition, during the course, the trainees had an opportunity to visit the 2014 Patent Information Fair & Conference, which is Japan’s largest exhibition on the patent information business, showing the latest products and technological information on intellectual property. This helped the trainees deepen knowledge for the effective use of patent information.

The trainees, by attending the training course that lasted for two weeks, enhanced their specialized expertise in operational practices of mechanization, and deepened their mutual friendships. In the course, they also developed good relationships with Japanese persons involved in intellectual property. The JPO looks forward to the trainee’s playing even greater and active roles in the field of IP after they return to their countries.

commemorative picture with DG of the Policy Planning and 
Coordination Department

Trainees of the JPO/IPR Training Course for FY2014

To view a list of training programs at the JPO for FY2014, please refer to the following URL. http://www.training-jpo.go.jp/en/index.php/269( External link )

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[Last updated 19 November 2014]