The National Institute for Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) from Peru signed a Cooperation Agreement with the State Intellectual Property Office of the PRC (SIPO for its acronym in English).
This cooperation agreement is part of the activities planned for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the State Intellectual Property Office of the PRC and the Indecopi, which will contribute to institutional strengthening as regards intellectual property in the region. By signing this agreement the procedure for the patent applicants and the examiners of the institution will be easier an faster.
Indecopi explained in this agreement that the patent examiners (responsible for evaluating the requirements needed to file a patent application that the inventors must present) can access and share information from more than 270,000 patent documents, bibliographic data and non-patent literature (journals) published by patent offices in Germany, China, Korea, US and Japan, among others.
These actions will be carried through the Cloud Patent Examination System (ESCP), a technological tool that stores information in the so-called ¨cloud¨. The management of this important information will enable patent examiners to improve the assessment of patent applications and reduce the processing time. Using this storage system also will generate group discussions among patent examiners of each office
By using this storage system, the patent examiners of each office will be able to start group discussions; facilitating an immediate communication, among other forms of interactive exchange. With this new agreement more than 8000 reviewers will be interconnected in real time.
This Cooperation Agreement was signed by the Chairman of the Board of the institution, Hebert Tassano, and the Commissioner of the SIPO, Shen Changyu, in the city of Beijing.