To improve the SEA patent examiners’ search capabilities and promote consistency between the search result of European and SEA patent examiners, IP Key SEA, in collaboration with the European Patent Office (EPO), organised in 2020 online workshops on efficient search tools and practices on 15-16 June (Thailand) and 29-30 June (Vietnam). The next workshops in the series will take place on 21-22 September (Malaysia) and 8-9 October (Indonesia).
The webinars target senior patent examiners from countries concerned. They include the introduction to a European patent search tool and European best practices on advanced and efficient patent searching, among other topics. The EPO supports the programme by providing technical expertise and conducting the workshop.