In 2020, the Workshop on Quality Patent Examination took place online on 17-19 June (Thailand) and 1-2 July (Vietnam). The programme included hands-on discussions and practical exercises on topics such as the requirements of sufficient disclosure, clarity, and unity of invention. The next workshops from the series will take place on 23-25 September (Malaysia) and 12-14 October (Indonesia). The webinars are organised in collaboration with the European Patent Office (EPO), which supports the programme by providing technical expertise.
By sharing EU patent examination standards and practices with senior patent examiners of the targeted SEA countries, IP Key will continue to support the enhancement of the patent examination practices of the SEA patent offices in order to promote high quality results.