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WIPO 2nd Global Symposium 17 Sep 2010 IP5 Foundation Projects – why are they necessary and what are the challenges? Jan Modin, FICPI CET Special Reporter,

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1 WIPO 2nd Global Symposium 17 Sep 2010 IP5 Foundation Projects – why are they necessary and what are the challenges? Jan Modin, FICPI CET Special Reporter, International Patents

2 FICPI view on the patent system Balance of interests Balance of interests Increased transparency – publication of patent applications at 18 months Increased transparency – publication of patent applications at 18 months 2

3 Transparency - benefits to: Transparency - benefits to: Third parties Third parties Offices Offices The Public The Public Applicants Applicants 3

4 Make search reports more complete: Data bases searched Data bases searched Search strategies used Search strategies used Claims searched Claims searched ICC proposal ICC proposal 4

5 Timing of searches at different offices Timing of searches at different offices Early grant in some countries Early grant in some countries Later searches in other offices Later searches in other offices invalidity invalidity 5

6 Supplementary searches Supplementary searches Concurrent, sequential Concurrent, sequential Present system not used Present system not used EPO SISA – development? EPO SISA – development? 6

7 Why are IP5 Foundations Necessary? Why are IP5 Foundations Necessary? Single search not enough Single search not enough Collaborative, joint effort ??? Collaborative, joint effort ??? FICPI Resolution: truly supplemental searches FICPI Resolution: truly supplemental searches Reasonable time frame Reasonable time frame 7

8 What are the challenges? What are the challenges? Coordination Coordination First and second filings First and second filings Competent Offices Competent Offices Backlogs costly Backlogs costly 8

9 FICPI Proposal: PCT LINK system FICPI Proposal: PCT LINK system Central data base for PCT applications (international phase) Central data base for PCT applications (international phase) Links to Office websites (national and regional phases, incl OFF) Links to Office websites (national and regional phases, incl OFF) Uniformly structured Uniformly structured Search results, strategies, parameters, claims searched Search results, strategies, parameters, claims searched 9

10 Spread the work! IP5 IP5 Other PCT authorities Other PCT authorities GB, DE GB, DE 15 competent offices 15 competent offices 10

11 How to cope with the workload? How to cope with the workload? Reduce effort by truly supplementary searches Reduce effort by truly supplementary searches Increased transparency Increased transparency Better coordination Better coordination Utilize all resources Utilize all resources 11

12 Thank you


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