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a government department that issues patents
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Press backgrounder: A look back at 30 years of co-operation between the European and Chinese patent offices (PDF)
This year the European Patent Office and China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) celebrate 30 years of bilateral co-operation - a partnership that has had a profound impact on intellectual property worldwide.
The current initiative also marks the first time that the strengthening of IP rights has been a national growth strategy since Japan created its Patent Office in the late 19th Century.
The forum's most prominent member, Hisamitsu Arai, was Patent Office commissioner from 1996 to 2001, when he introduced a number of changes in the Patent Law--such as a reduction of the time period in which a filer can request examination of an application--that had a large impact on the system in Japan.
The five companies, Astron Clinica Limited, Cyan Holdings Plc, Inrotis Technologies Limited, Software 2000 Limited and Surf Kitchen Inc have all developed technology which the Patent Office accepts is patentable.
Then in a surprise move, the British Patent Office announced that it would no longer accept claims which covered disks and downloads.
As a result, the validity of the InterDigital Technology patent was subjected to close scrutiny by a panel of three senior German Patent Examiners with advanced technical degrees and the validity of the German Patent was confirmed by the German Patent Office.
Patent Office recently notified Benitec that as a result of the request for re-examination filed by Nucleonics, the USPTO has determined a re-examination of each and every claim of Benitec's U.
With its move into Munich, home to the European Patent Office, the firm will expand its intellectual property and patent law practice in Germany and throughout Europe.
What role should the European, American and Japanese patent offices play in the world patent system in the coming years?
Opposition proceedings were initiated in the European Patent Office (EPO) against the patent in December 1998.
A group of five small hi-tech companies are taking on the UK Patent Office at a hearing on Monday, May 21 challenging a change in Patent Office policy on the protection of computer implemented inventions.