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JPO Commissioner spoke at the FICPI Virtual Open Forum

November 9, 2020

On November 4, 2020, the FICPI Virtual Open Forum hosted by the International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI*) was held. Mr. Kasutani, Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO), spoke in response to an interview by Mr. Crump, President of the FICPI. Mr. Iancu, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Mr. Campinos, President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Mr. Archambeau, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), and Dr. Kim, Commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), also participated in the same session and gave interviews.
Commissioner Kasutani mentioned the initiative for the application of AI to the JPO's examination operations, the initiative to improve the predictability of AI-related technologies (the publication of examination case examples), and the international cooperation measures such as the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH), that are all indeed to enhance user convenience. He responded that JPO will continue to make international efforts in the future.
Also, in this time of the increasing need for electronic procedures due to COVID-19, he emphasized the importance of establishing an efficient filing system, including further digitalization of procedures.

(image)Screenshot of Video Forum
FICPI Virtual Open Forum

  • * International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI: Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle): An association of approximately 5,000 patent attorneys affiliated with organizations around the world. Representing the interests of the world's patent attorneys at law, they express their views on proposed new treaties, national laws, etc. They also disseminate international related information through its publications and newsletters.

[Last updated 9 November 2020]