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Cross-strait exchanges of patent examiners in 2016

  • Date Posted:2016-06-29
Cross-strait exchanges of patent examiners in 2016
Cross-strait exchanges of patent examiners in 2016

A total of five patent examiners from China’s State Intellectual Property Office came to Taiwan to begin a five-day (May 16-20) exchange with their TIPO counterparts.


This was the fourth exchange, the examiners used patent applications filed with both offices to discuss prior art search, examination process, and examination results in TIPO and SIPO’s substantive examination. They also shared experiences in assessing inventive step, and review of examination quality. The examiners were appreciative of these exchanges that enabled understanding of each other’s examination practices. The results of discussion can serve as useful reference to patent examination in the future.