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JPO Conducted IPR Operational Patent Examination Training Programs

November 1, 2016

In order to support developing countries with the development of human resources who engage in the industrial property rights system, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has been inviting trainees from developing and emerging countries of the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, Africa, and other regions, and conducting training programs for them in Japan.

The IPR Operational Patent Examination Training (OPET) Programs is a two-month training program, conducted from September 2 to November 1 this year, aiming to enhance examination capabilities of patent examiners. This year the Program was provided for patent examiners in charge of the technology fields of “information/telecommunication” and “Automobiles/ Two Wheeled Vehicles (vehicle bodies).”

The Program consisted of two steps: at the first step, trainees received lectures on basic knowledge related to examinations such as laws and regulations, or examination guidelines, as well as IP-related judicial system such as trails/appeals and infringement litigations. At the second step, trainees conducted practical exercise such as prior art searches and examinations in the respective technology field, as well as having discussions with JPO examiners in charge of the respective technology field.

The JPO has high expectations that the trainees will play important and active roles in their countries.

Trainees of FY2016 JPO Conducted IPR Operational Patent Examination Training (OPET) Programs
Trainees of FY2016 JPO Conducted
IPR Operational Patent Examination Training (OPET) Programs

Visiting a company
Visiting a company

Trainees in class
Trainees in class

[Last updated 10 November 2016]