Technical Assistance Database: Activity Details

Title: WIPO Sub-regional Workshop on the Utilization of Patent Examination Work Products for Arab 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, 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, WIPO CASE; 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.
(v) consider options for establishing a sustainable network between patent examiners of Arab patent offices for exchanging views on complex examination cases, and discuss requirements for a respective technical platform.
Type: Workshop
IP Subject Area: Multiple IP Fields
WIPO Sector: Regional Bureau for Arab Countries
Date From: 01/06/2015 - 04/06/2015
Venue City: Cairo
Venue/Host Country: Egypt
Activity held in Language: English

Beneficiary / Participant Countries

Country Name No. of Members / Participants
Algeria 1
Bahrain 1
Djibouti 1
Jordan 1
Lebanon 1
Oman 1
Saudi Arabia 3
Sudan 1
Tunisia 1
Total Number of Participants:  11