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JPO Conducted WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course
on IP Examination – Advanced Program (Part II)

March 1, 2016

Under the aim of strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs), the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has been inviting trainees from developing and emerging countries of the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, and Africa, and conducting training programs for them in Japan. The programs are designed to support the development of human resources involved with IPR systems in those countries.

The Training Course on IP Examination – Advanced Program Part II under the WIPO/Japan Funds-in-Trust, conducted from February 24 to March 1 this year, is held in corporation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by utilizing the “WIPO Funds-in-Trust/JAPAN” that is supported by voluntary contributions that the Japanese government has been providing to the WIPO. The trainees in the Course were patent examiners who attended the Advanced Program (Part I) conducted last November. This second part of the Course was designed for trainees to learn more practical skills based on what they learned in the previous course, focusing mainly on conducting case studies.

Eight trainees who attended the Course had studied many cases in advance as a preparation for this second part of the course as well as reviewing the previous lessons. According to their preparations, they conducted case studies from the perspective of novelty and inventive step. Furthermore, they received the OJT from JPO’s examiners.

Trainees were not only able to improve their capabilities for substantive examinations through attending the two IP examination advance courses conducted in this fiscal year, but also given a chance to deepen their friendship among the trainees as well as people working in the field of intellectual property in Japan. The JPO has high expectations that the trainees will play important and active roles in their countries.

Trainees of FY2015 WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course on IP Examination – Advanced Program (Part II)
Trainees of FY2015 WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course
on IP Examination – Advanced Program (Part II)

OJT in the examination office
OJT in the examination office

Trainees in the classroom
Trainees in the classroom

To view a list of training programs at the JPO for fiscal year 2015, please refer to the following
URLs: http://www.training-jpo.go.jp/en/index.php/269

[Last updated 8 March 2016]