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1 Japan Patent Office 0 - Details and Progress - Koichi Minami Deputy Commissioner Japan Patent Office September17, 2010 Second WIPO Global Symposium of Intellectual Property Authorities Foundation Projects at IP5 Offices

2 Japan Patent Office 11 Organization of IP5 Meeting IP5 Heads Meeting IP5 Deputy Heads Meeting Programme Management Group (Assisting Deputy Heads) IT-supported Business Processes Examination Practice-related Projects Search and Exam. Rules / Quality Management Common Training Policy Common Access to Search and Examination Results Mutual Machine Translation Common Application Format Common Search and Examination Support Tools Common Documentation Common Hybrid Classification (EPO) (KIPO) (SIPO) (EPO)(JPO) Common Approach to Sharing and documenting Search Strategy (KIPO)(USPTO) Common Statistical Parameters Lead Office of each project

3 Japan Patent Office 22 WG1: Common Hybrid Classification A01A1/00 A01A1/24 A B C Z Other A01A1/00 A01A1/24 A01A1/00 1/00A ××× A01A1/24 FI IPC ECLA A01A1/00 1/06 1/12 1/18 A01A1/24 1/30 ××× 1/36 ×× 1/42 ××× 1/50 ×× 1/56 ×× A01A1/00 1/06 1/12 1/18 A01A1/24 1/30 ××× 1/36 ×× 1/42 ××× 1/50 ×× 1/56 ×× Subdivided Classification /24A ××× 1/24A1 ×× 1/24B ××× 1/24B1 ×× 1/24B2 ×× 1/24A ××× 1/24A1 ×× 1/24B ××× 1/24B1 ×× 1/24B2 ×× Revised IPC Revised ECLA Harmonized Classification Subdivided Classification Proposal IP5 Cooperation Patent Offices in each country into IPC Applicants/ Inventors etc. Search Service Practitioners etc. Revised FI ConceptConcept A01A1/00 1/06 1/12 1/18 A01A1/24 1/30 ××× 1/36 ×× 1/42 ××× 1/50 ×× 1/56 ××

4 Japan Patent Office 3 Pilot Projects - Timeline 2 nd IP5WGC3 rd IP5WGC Oct 2009Mar 2010 IPC/WG 4 th IP5WGC May 2010 Oct 2010 Nov 2010 IPC/WG IPC/CE Feb 2011 Jan 2012 Timeline of the 5 pilot projects on classification (Note: Timeline varies depending on project.) Entry into force Reclassification Start! IP5 Phase IPC Phase =F001 Project =WG1) WG1: Common Hybrid Classification

5 Japan Patent Office 44 WG2: IT-supported Business Processes GB Patent GB A FR Patent/Utility FR A DE Patent DE A,B,C CN Patent CN B1,B2) CN unexamined Pat. CN A1,A2) KR Patent KR B1,B2) KR unexamined Pat. (KR A1,A2) EP Patent EP B1,B2) EP unexamined Pat. EP A1,A2) US Patent US A,B) US PGPub. US A1) JP Utility Models JP U) JP Patent JP B1,B2 JP unexamined Pat. JP A JPO IP5 Offices e.g. EPO Ja Ja En En Kr/Ja Cn/Ja En DE Utility Models DE U GB Patent GB A FR Patent/Utility FR A DE Patent DE A,B,C CN Patent CN B1,B2) CN unexamined Pat. CN A1,A2) KR Patent KR B1,B2) KR unexamined Pat. KR A1,A2) EP Patent EP B1,B2) EP unexamined Pat. EP A1,A2) US Patent US A,B) US PGPub. US A1) JP Patent JP B1,B2 JP unexamined Pat. JP A En En/Fr/Ge En En En En/Fr/Ge En *Each office selects the type of text-data language. Bulk Data Exchange (with MT if necessary) Improve existing scheme for data exchange (e.g. Standardization of data exchange, media-less exchange etc.)Improve existing scheme for data exchange (e.g. Standardization of data exchange, media-less exchange etc.) Create in-house database by collecting frequently cited documentation under each Offices operation and managementCreate in-house database by collecting frequently cited documentation under each Offices operation and management Select the language for searching/viewing documentsSelect the language for searching/viewing documents Common Documentation: (1) data exchange for improvement of each in-house DB

6 Japan Patent Office 55 WG2: IT-supported Business Processes Virtual Database Mutual Access by using API Application Programming InterfaceMutual Access by using API Application Programming Interface Establishment of All-in-One platformEstablishment of All-in-One platform Docs E JPO EPO USPTO Access to foreign documents via network as the occasion demands Docs C Docs B Docs A Docs D Docs B Docs A KIPO Docs C Docs B Docs A SIPO Docs G Docs C Docs A Docs D Docs B Docs A Docs Docs B Docs A Docs Docs C Docs Common Documentation: ( 2) Mutual Access to each Offices DB

7 Japan Patent Office 6 Input Application Number (Priority Number, Application number or Publication Number is available.) JP OK WG2: IT-supported Business Processes One Portal Dossier (Image)

8 Japan Patent Office 7 Examination Report Reason: 1. The following documents (D1/D2), of which D1 is considered to …. D1= EP-A D2= Yasuda et. al, Color Still Picture Sub-Division Coding International Standards, Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, Japan, December 25, 1989, Vol.18, No.6, P Lack of novelty, Articles 52(1) and 54 EPC: The present applications does not comply with the requirements…… Citation Information EPO: 1. EP A 2. Yasuda et. al, USPTO: 1. US A 2. US A 3. EP A WIPO: 1. US A 2. EP A KIPO: 1.************** Classification Information ECLA: 1. H01L 21/23D1A 2. G03B 3/00A2B USC: / / /234 FI : 1. H01L 21/23, 2. G03B IPC: 1. H01L 21/23 Patent family Except 5 offices DE A FR A WG2: IT-supported Business Processes One Portal Dossier (Image)

9 Japan Patent Office 88 WG3: Examination Practice-related Projects Common Training Policy (IP5 Examiners Workshop) The first IP5 Examiners Workshop KIPO: International Intellectual Property Training Institute Discuss search and examination tools and practices of the IP5 Offices Develop mutual trust among IP5 examiners 2nd IP5 Examiners Workshop: Oct 2010 at EPO (Munich)

10 Japan Patent Office 9 WG3: Examination Practice-related Projects Common Training Policy (Cross-Participation) Basic Patent Examination PCT Procedure; Non-unity Advance Patent Examination Examination Overview Claim Interpretation & Search Search Expert Training Training of applicable skills for examination Training for New Examiners Examination Case Study Chinese Patent System EPO JPOUSPTO SIPO KIPO Enhance:Utilization of training resources Efficiency of examiner training

11 Japan Patent Office 10 Next Steps IP5 Website: Ten foundation projects contribute to work- sharing. Ten foundation projects contribute to work- sharing. Next IP5 Heads Meeting evaluates progress towards short term goals. Next IP5 Heads Meeting evaluates progress towards short term goals.


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