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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Commissioner's Meeting of Korea and Japan

On November 27, 2006, the Commissioners' Meeting was held in Tokyo between Korean Intellectual Property Office and Japan Patent Office.

Main topics to be discussed were as follows.
1) Patent Prosecution Highway
It was announced that the Patent Prosecution Highway (see the same scheme with US) will start on April 1, 2007, between KIPO and JPO.
2) Examiner's Meetings
It was agreed to have patent examiner's meetings in some technical fields.
3) Cooperation among KR, CH and JP
It was agreed to explore the cooperation among KIPO, SIPO and JPO, such as the exchange of search and examination results.


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