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Meeting of IP5 Deputy Heads of Office Held

March 24, 2016

The Meeting of IP5 Deputy Heads of Office was held in Tokyo on March 22 to 23, 2016, presided by Mr. Koyanagi, Deputy Commissioner of the JPO. The purpose of the Meeting of IP5 Deputy Heads of Office is to review the results of the discussions among the working-level officials on a variety of initiatives under the cooperative framework of the IP5, and to report them at the IP5 Heads of Office (the next meeting is scheduled to be held in June, 2016)

At the Meeting, the Deputy Heads confirmed the progress and the results of the ongoing projects, such as classifications, IT (Global Dossier*1, data exchange), statistics, work-sharing (Patent Prosecution Highway, collaboration search, etc.), quality management, harmonization of patent examination practices*2, and actively exchanged their opinions on those subjects.

Five IP Offices:
The members are the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO),the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO),the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO)and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

*1Global Dossier: A future vision to establish a common system for providing various services in a unified manner by virtually integrating the dossier information maintained by each IP office.

*2Harmonization of patent examination practices: Under the framework of the IP5, the Offices have been discussing issues toward harmonization of the patent examination practices focusing on written description/sufficiency of disclosure, citation of prior art and unity of invention.

From the left: WIPO Deputy Director General John Sandage, EPO Vice-President Raimund Lutz,    JPO Deputy Commissioner Masayuki Koyanagi, KIPO Deputy Commissioner Young Dae Lee, 
SIPO Deputy Commissioner Zhimin He and USPTO Deputy Director Russell Slifer
From the left: WIPO Deputy Director General John Sandage, EPO Vice-President Raimund Lutz,
JPO Deputy Commissioner Masayuki Koyanagi, KIPO Deputy Commissioner Young Dae Lee,
SIPO Deputy Commissioner Zhimin He and USPTO Deputy Director Russell Slifer

[Last updated 30 March 2016]