Posts Tagged: sipo


World Intellectual Property Indicators 2014: Design Patent Highlights

In 2013, 647,300 industrial design registrations were filed – a 6.4% drop from 2012. The decline in global registrations stems primarily from the slow-down of Chinese manufacturing, which produced 12% fewer registrations than …
16 hours ago 0

USPTO and the State Intellectual Property Office of China Launch Direct Electronic Priority Document Exchange

The new service will allow the USPTO and the SIPO, with appropriate permissions, to obtain electronic copies of priority documents filed with the other office from its …
11 months ago 1

World’s Five Largest Intellectual Property Offices (IP5) Meet in Silicon Valley

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted a meeting of the heads of the world’s five largest …
2 years ago 0

China’s Great Leap Forward in Patents

On March 28, Apple Inc. appeared in court in Shanghai to defend charges that Siri, its voice-recognition, personal-assistant software, allegedly infringes a Chinese patent. The plaintiff and owner …
2 years ago 3

Proposed Changes to the Hong Kong Patent System

In 2011, an Advisory Committee (AC) was instructed by the Hong Kong Government to conduct a review of the Hong Kong Patent System. On 7 February 2013, the AC issued …
3 years ago 0

International Patent Cooperation: Trilateral Conference and IP5

These IP5 Offices together handle approximately 80% of the world’s patent applications. The IP5 began meeting in 2007 and have since worked together to explore ways to further …
3 years ago 0

Focus on User Needs is IP5 Heads’ Main Priority

With a view to the future, the Heads of Office had an initial exchange of views on the "Cloud Patent Examination Solution (CPES)" and "Global Dossier" concept, …
3 years ago 0

Patent Filings Up Worldwide, Outpacing GDP Growth

The question, however, is whether this increased inventive activity is sustainable in light of the overwhelming backlogs faced by Patent Offices around the world. It is great …
4 years ago 2

USPTO Announces More PPH Agreements, China and Iceland

The USPTO always also points out that PPH agreements increase patent quality. That is likely true, but probably not as directly as you might expect. As far …
4 years ago 2

USPTO and SIPO Launch Two New PPH Pilot Programs

Under the Paris Route PPH pilot program, an Office of Second Filing (OSF) may utilize the search and examination results of a national application filed in the …
4 years ago 0

Intellectual Property Protection in China is NOT an Oxymoron

Believe it or not, Patents are enforceable in China. Trademarks are enforceable in China. Copyrights are enforceable in China. The devil is in the details. Certainly if …
4 years ago 1

USPTO Signs PPH Deal With China; USPTO Eliminates PPH Fee

On May 19, 2010, USPTO Director David Kappos and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Commissioner Tian Lipu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on comprehensive bilateral cooperation …
5 years ago 4