After the U.S.A (USPTO)., Germany (DPMA), Korean (KIPO) and Japan (JPO), Russia might become the fifth country to have a patent prosecution highway with China.
State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)’s commissioner Tian Lipu signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Boris Simonov, director general of the Intellectual Property Office of the Russian Federation (RFIPO) on a pilot of a patent examination highway between SIPO and RFIPO.
The five biggest patent offices of the world: USPTO (US), SIPO (China), EPO (EU), JPO (Japan) and KIPO (South Korea) cooperate. They have a website and you can see their common projects, here. Hat tip to the IPKat.
October 27 and 28, 2008, the IP5 European Patent Office (EPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), China’s State Intellectual Property Organisation (SIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) came together for the second time, this year on the beautiful vulcanic island of Jejudo, South Korea. The delegation was […]
Gallup Korea conducted a survey for Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) about the perception of threats to Korean IP. 1,202 domestic firms said: Where was Korean IP infringed? 65 percent in China; 12 percent Taiwan; 12 percent United States. In what sector did that happen? 24 percent in electrics and electronics; 22 percent in machinery; […]