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Steven Gong

s a patent attorney who develops innovative products and solutions for IP operations and intellectual asset management. He is a director with MaxVal Group, Inc, and leads the efforts in developing applications including SymphonyIAM, a cloud-based end-to-end IAM application that helps IP managers to streamline the IP management process. Steven has a B.S. in Bioengineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a M.S. in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law.

Recent Articles by Steven Gong

Improving efficiency of the examination process for patents worldwide

The IP5 is the name given to a forum of the five largest intellectual property offices in the world that was set-up to improve the efficiency of the examination process for patents worldwide. The top five Patent Offices (IP5) have recognized this internationalization phenomenon and many directives have been introduced to facilitate cooperation between the patent offices… For example, the IP5’s Common Citation Document (CCD) application now allows access of up-to-date citation data of all five patent offices.