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The 2nd Subcommittee on Examination Quality Management was Held

December 19, 2014

On December 18, the second meeting of the “Subcommittee on Examination Quality Management” under the Intellectual Property Committee of the Industrial Structure Council, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry was held. This Subcommittee was established on the basis of the “Japan Revitalization Strategy” approved by the cabinet in June of this year, in order to hear from outside experts concerning the evaluation on the current status of the implementation system of the examination quality management on patent, design and trademark, and to receive advices for improvements. This effort, which is establishing a committee comprising of outside experts for the objective evaluation of examination quality, is the first among the IP offices in the world.

In this meeting, the Subcommittee deliberated on draft amendments for evaluation items and criteria of examination quality management, as well as draft improvements for its implementation system.

The Japan Patent Office will continue to work on enhancing examination quality through these efforts, aiming for examination of the utmost quality in the world.

The 2nd Subcommittee on Examination Quality Management

2nd Subcommittee on Examination Quality Management

Aiming for Examination of the Utmost Quality in the World
Examination Quality Management of the JPO

[Last updated 19 December 2014]