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Meeting of IP5 Deputy Heads was Held

April 14, 2017

On April 11-12, 2017, the Deputy Heads Meeting of IP5 Offices was held in Munich, Germany. Mr. Koyanagi, Deputy Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO), attended the Meeting.

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 (PPH), collaborative search, etc.), quality management, harmonization of patent examination practices*2. They actively exchanged their opinions on those subjects.

In addition, Deputy Commissioner Koyanagi delivered a speech at the Japanese-German Business Association (DJW) on how the Fourth Industrial Revolution influences the intellectual property system. Also, he visited the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and exchanged views on the cooperative initiatives between the two Offices.

Photo of the IP5 Deputy Heads Meeting
Photo of the IP5 Deputy Heads Meeting

Photo of speech by Deputy Commissioner Koyanagi at the DJW
Photo of speech by Deputy Commissioner Koyanagi at the DJW
(c) DJW

Photo of the meeting at the DPMA
Photo taken after the meeting with the DPMA
Mr. Koyanagi, Deputy Commissioner of the JPO (left) and Mr. Schmitz, Vice President of the DPMA (right)

Five IP Offices (IP5):
The members are the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO), and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO).

*1 Global 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.

*2 Harmonization 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 arts, and unity of inventions.

[Last updated 14 April 2017]