Two 2-day workshops have been organised with the EPO and the support of INAPI (Chile) and INDECOPI (Peru) respectively to provide hands-on training on EPO examination practice in the field of biotechnology.
Each workshop will include a theoretical component, as well as EPO practices, demonstrations and the resolution of practical cases by participants. Some 30 examiners from both sub-regions are expected to attend.
The aim of the training is to help Latin American IPOs increase the efficiency and predictability of their examination decisions, particularly in strategic fields for EU business such as biotechnology.
IP Key LA hopes through this training to contribute to an improved understanding of EPO practice. The workshops are a follow-up to the training delivered during the first and second annual work plans, when around 60 examiners from the region received basic training, led by EPO experts, on search tools and substantive examination.
31/03/2020 – 01/04/2020 Santiago, Chile
02/04/2020 – 03/04/2020 Lima, Peru