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1 WIPO Conference on Building Partnerships for Mobilizing Resources for Development Geneva,November 5 and 6,2009

2 AID FOR TRADE – CAPACITY BUILDING FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRY IP OFFICES

3 The Malaysian perspective of developing a national patent infrastructure Presentation By : Assoc.Prof.Rohazar Wati Zuallcobley Deputy Director General (Industrial Property)MyIPO.

4 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Outline -The experience of MyIPO in developing a fully fledged IP infrastructure. -The issues and challenges arising in patent prosecution. -Areas and options for international collaboration -Other support beneficial for developing our patent related infrastructure

5 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design 5 MyIPO VISION & MISSION To be one of the leading IP organizations Mission To provide strong legal infrastructure and effective administration regime to enhance greater creativity and exploitation of intellectual property Vision

6 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Administration of IP Managing IPR Today Trade Mark Industrial Design Patent Copyright Geographical Indication IC Layout Design

7 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Administration of IP The IPR Legislation The Copyright Act 1987 The Patent Act 1983 The Trade Marks Act 1976 The Industrial Designs Act 1996 The Geographical Indications Act 2000 The Layout Designs of Integrated Circuit Act 2000.

8 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design The Role of IP The Role of IP :- The intellectual property system must be able to converts innovation into assets - innovations - entrepreneurship - profit - reward.

9 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design The political will The National IP policy The National Innovation policy The National Innovation Council

10 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Policy statement Knowledge-based economy:- - IP as a valuable economic asset. - a critical business tool that provide competitiveness.

11 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Patent Managing Patent Receiving patent application and fees Examination as to form Publication of the application Examination as to substance Refusal or grant Maintenance of patents

12 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Patent Additional Services For Patent Application for compulsory licenses. Patent information servicers. Update the policy and legal aspects of patent law. Supervise technical training for patent inspection officers. Monitor registration and renewal of patent agents.

13 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Patent MyIPO Patent Business Divided two main division. The formality section The patent examiners section.

14 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Patent The Formality Section Head of Formality In charge of formality check and preliminary examination. Issuing of reminders to applicants Issuing of Certificates of Grants Strength of 29 person

15 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Patent The Patent examiners Divided into two main section The engineering section The science section. Total strength of 72 person. Will do prior art searchers and substantive examination.

16 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Patent Application 2005-2009 20052006200720082009Total 5175246658508913,447 5,7684,2751,7074,5503,39319,693 Local Total Applications Foreign Malaysia – Ahli Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) pada 2006 Permohonan melebihi sasaran sebanyak 24.1% dan penurunan sebanyak 50.5% bagi tahun 2007 adalah dijangkakan Peningkatan permohonan dijangka 3 kali ganda menjelang 2009

17 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Patent Granted 2005-2009 20052006200720082009Total 39186338199220982 2,4726,5626,6452,0432,37720,099 Local Total Granted Foreign Peningkatan pemberian geran sebanyak 0.8% berbanding 2006 Pemberian geran dalam negeri bagi tahun 2007 adalah 338 berbanding 187 bagi tahun 2006

18 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Application of patent received from local university

19 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Issues and challenges The demand on the IP office

20 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design The demand by our stakeholders Quality grant Shorter turn around time Less hassle More on-line Quicker response Less cost

21 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Can we deliver? IP Office are financially independent. We are managers of our own journey No financial rescuers Accountable to Parliament for each cent Quick to be blame for tardiness and late delivery

22 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Our clients charter Grants must be within our clients charter. Delays destroy our reputation Delays destroy market potential of investors.

23 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Our challenges Change of technologies beyond the general knowledge of examiner. Need for continuous capacity building. Special tailored courses. Special examination. Following other countries best practice.

24 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Our challenges Technology is a living cell University should be teaching the knowledge of tomorrow The patent law evolved continuously

25 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Moving forward with WIPO Can we get assistant on area of technology that we are having difficulties examining? 1.Computer software patent. ( 544 applications) 2.Sequence listing ( 24 applications) 3.Nanotechnology

26 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design The types of assistant most beneficial Prior art search report -Not adequate. -Computer software not enough available patent document. -More on journals. -Abstract of journal not adequate. -Paper copies

27 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Other assistant Capacity Building for examiner in the following areas:- 1.Interpreting PCT Search Report & written Opinion. 2. Patent search and classification. 3. Training courses on substantive examination on new emerging technology.

28 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Assistant Sharing of patent data. -Bibliographic -- abstract -Descriptions -Images /drawings

29 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design The way forward Patent Information Service Support Section can be the light at the end of the tunnel.

30 Patent Trade Mark Industrial Design Copyright Geographical Indication IC & Layout Design Thank You. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.myipo.gov.my


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