Cooperation Agreement To Improve Patent Examination

Author:Moeller IP Advisors
Profession:Moeller IP Advisors

The Peruvian PTO (National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property - INDECOPI) recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese PTO (State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China - SIPO) that will allow Peruvian patent examiners to access the "Cloud Patent Examination System" (CPES) launched by SIPO on May 22, 2015.

The goal of the CPES is to improve the quality and efficiency of the patent examination procedure by sharing resources between patent offices. Currently, the system provides access to resources of 16 patent offices, including SIPO, the European (EPO), Japanese (JPO), Korean (KIPO), United States (USPTO) and German (DPMA) Patent Offices.

Via CPES, patent examiners can share patent examination information, such as patent documents, published literature and bibliographic data of patent offices of various jurisdictions, using...

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