Technical Assistance Database: Activity Details

Title: WIPO Sub-regional Workshop on the Utilization of Patent Examination Results for Arab Intellectual
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, claims of granted patents or rejection rulings; (iii) Develop the skills of patent examiners in retrieving external results from various web based 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: Intellectual Property
WIPO Sector: Access to Information and Knowledge Divison
Date From: 15/12/2013 - 19/12/2013
Venue Address: Riyadh
Venue City: Riyadh
Venue/Host Country: Saudi Arabia
Activity held in Language: English

Beneficiary / Participant Countries

Country Name No. of Members / Participants
United Arab Emirates 1
Tunisia 1
Qatar 1
Oman 1
Morocco 2
Kuwait 1
Jordan 1
Egypt 2
Bahrain 1
Algeria 1
Total Number of Participants:  12

Owner / Requester

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


Organizer Name Organizer Type
World Intellectual Property Organization IGO