Wednesday 8 December

Collaborative Search Pilot

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Start: Wednesday 8 December 2021, 12:00 PM

End: Wednesday 8 December 2021, 01:00 PM

Event Overview

You are invited to join the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an information session on the Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP) program. This session will provide members of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) with a detailed overview of the CSP program, as well as allow the three offices an opportunity to hear the views of European stakeholders on these types of work sharing programs. CSP provides applicants who cross-file their patent applications internationally with search results from multiple offices early in the examination process. It is designed to accelerate examination and provide the applicant with more comprehensive prior art by combining the search expertise of examiners at the USPTO, JPO, and/or KIPO before issuing a first office action.

Benefits include:

  • Greater consistency in examination across offices leading to more certainty of IP rights.
  • Applications will be taken out of turn resulting in expedited first action on merits.
  • Combined search expertise provides more comprehensive prior art.
  • Collaborative examination requires fewer office actions to complete prosecution (on average, compared to non-CSP applications).
  • And it’s FREE to file a petition for your application.

Are you ready to incorporate the CSP into your international patent filing strategy?

Please note that this webinar will not be recorded.



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