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1 Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Officewww.ipo.gov.uk The Cost of Backlogs: Beyond the Executive Summary Andy Bartlett IPO

2 Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Officewww.ipo.gov.uk Key Findings However you define them, backlogs are growing Demand continues to rise despite global recession conventional response not coping An extra year of pendency within 5 years £7.6B at EPO, USPTO, JPO alone Not a problem at the moment ?

3 Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Officewww.ipo.gov.uk Underestimating the problem? does not include the cost to third parties resulting from uncertainty over pending applications We anticipate a wave of applications from emerging economies

4 Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Officewww.ipo.gov.uk applications originating in the Republic of Korea, China and India

5 Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Officewww.ipo.gov.uk patent applications to the USPTO, originating from Korea, China and India

6 Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Officewww.ipo.gov.uk Sources and solutions In the offices studied one in three applications is a duplicate If the time spent on examining duplicate applications could be reduced by 25%, the predicted growth in backlogs could be avoided Patent offices need to be more inventive


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