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JPO Provided DGIP Examiners with Face-to-Face Examination Practice Training Program

March 11, 2024

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) provided face-to-face Examination Practice Training Program for the Director General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) examiners in Indonesia for a total of four days from February 19 to 22, 2024. The training focused on effective prior art search methods.

This time, two JPO International Training Instructors of the Global Patent Academy (GPA) with extensive practical experience in patent examination visited the DGIP office and served as instructors, and thirty-eight DGIP examiners participated as trainees.

The trainees were assigned to work on case studies using relevant existing patent applications and deepened their understanding of JPO’s patent examination practices, including effective prior art search methods and JPO’s Multi-Factor Reasoning (MFR) criteria*1 for determining inventive step.

Participating DGIP examiners commented that they were able to improve their prior art search skills smoothly thanks to the detailed and attentive instructions provided by the JPO instructors using easy-to-understand training materials.

The JPO will continue to provide cooperation in patent examination practices to examiners in Indonesia and other emerging countries where further business expansion of Japan's companies is expected, thereby supporting the development, and strengthening of examination systems in those countries.

*1 For further information on MFR, please click on the link below for the PDF material.


(Photo-1)Group photograph
Group photograph

(Photo-2)Face-to-face training
Face-to-face training


[Last updated 11 March 2024]