Technical Assistance Database: Activity Details

Title: WIPO Sub-regional Workshop on the Utilization of Patent Examination Results of other Intellectual Property Offices
Description: The objectives of the Workshop will be to: (i) Strengthen patent examination capacities in particular small IP authorities with few substantive examiners; (ii) Improve the efficiency of patent prosecution by utilizing external examination results for patent family members, such as search and examination reports or claims of granted patents; (iii) Develop the skills of patent examiners in retrieving external results from various resources such as the Advanced Industrial Property Network (AIPN) of the Japan Patent Office (JPO); Espacenet and Common Citation Document (CCD) of the European Patent Office (EPO), PAIR of USPTO, Patentscope and the International Cooperation on Examination (ICE) by WIPO; and in exploiting these results in the national legislative context; (iv) Share best practices and experiences of participating IPOs in meeting the challenges of efficient examination and build confidence in the utilization of external results.
Category: Course
Type: Workshop
IP Subject Area: Patents
WIPO Sector: Regional Bureau for Africa
Date From: 30/01/2013 - 01/02/2013
Venue City: Yaounde
Venue/Host Country: Cameroon
Activity held in Language: English , French

Beneficiary / Participant Countries

Country Name No. of Members / Participants
Cameroon 33
Total Number of Participants:  33

Owner / Requester

Owner / Requester Name Owner / Requester Type
World Intellectual Property Organization IGO


Organizer Name Organizer Type
World Intellectual Property Organization IGO
Japan Patent Office Member State / IP Office
OAPI Institution