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FY2015 JPO/IPR Training Course on Patent Examination Practices for South Africa

Date Time Subject
Feb. 3
9:00-9:40 HIDA Orientation
11:00-11:30 Welcome Address by the JPO and APIC-JIPII and Self-Introductions
Introduction to IP System in South Africa by a course paricipant
11:40-12:30 APIC Orientation
14:00-14:30 Visit to the JPO
Courtesy Call to Executive Official of the JPO
14:30-15:30 Visit to Patent Examination Office, JPO
Visit to the National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT)
15:45-17:15 International Trends in Intellectual Property Rights
Feb. 4
All day Outline of Patent Law
Feb. 5
AM Basic Ideas of Patent Examination
PM Patent Examination Standards:
(Novelty/Inventive Step)
Feb. 8
All day Patent Information Search Practices
(Exercises: J-PlatPat, etc.)
Feb. 9
All day Patent Examination Practices (1)
(Exercises: Novelty/Inventive Step)
Feb. 10
All day Intellectual Property Management in Enterprises
(Study Visit)
Feb. 11 (Thu.) National Holiday
All day Protection and Utilization of Intellectual Property
Rights for Economic Development
Feb. 15
All day Patent Examination Practices (2)
(Exercises: Description Requirements)
Feb. 16
All day Patent Examination Practices (3)
(Overall Exercises)
Feb. 17
AM Overall Discussion
What Applicants Expect from Examiners
14:00-16:00 Evaluation Meeting
16:20-17:00 Closing Ceremony


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