• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
    Strategic Plan sets priorities to strengthen the USPTO, drive innovation, and support economic growth WASHINGTON –The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today published its2018-2022 Strategic Plan. The strategic plan sets out the USPTO’s mission-focused strategic goals: to optimize patent quality and timeliness; to optimize trademark quality and timeliness; and, to provide domestic and g
    2018-12-05Read more
  • China Releases Amended Regulation for Patent Agencies
    China's cabinet has released an amended regulation for the country's patent agencies to improve qualifications for practitioners and supervision on their services. The new regulation, an amendment to the previous one applied in 1991, will come into force on March 1, 2019, according to a decree by the State Council, signed by Premier Li Keqiang. To become qualified patent agents, individuals with the req
    2018-11-19Read more
  • CNIPA will carry out CSP with KIPO for the first time in the world
    A way will be open for the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and theChina National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) to assist each other to rapidly obtain high quality patents, improving the IP protection environments between the two countries and expanding the cooperation infrastructure between the two governments to protect trademarks. A patent collaborative search pilot (CSP) between the Rep
    2018-10-30Read more
  • China Planning to Enhance International Patent Cooperation
    Conference reviews country's successes in IP protection since opening-up launched in 1978. China will enhance its international cooperation in patents as part of its effort to promote further opening-up, senior officials said at a key industry forum. The cooperation will include technical communications, data exchange and improved efficiency of patent examination, said Shen Changyu, commissioner of the Chin
    2018-09-06Read more
  • All Eyes on IP Protection at CIIE
    With the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) on the horizon, how a slew of world-debut new products and technologies is becoming a pressing issue. Now with the clock at T minus three months, a host of arrangements have been made to accomplish the above goal. Shanghai has decided to launch a special campaign on CIIE-related IP protection in the city from August 1 to November 10, according to an action plan
    2018-08-22Read more
  • Report: China Busiest in Mapping AI Patents
    China has been the country with the most number of patents published in artificial intelligence (AI), slightly edging the United States and Japan (Note: the three countries combined for 74% of world's total), according to the "China's AI Development Report 2018" released by China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University. In 2017, the market value of China's AI Indust
    2018-07-25Read more
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