Cooperation agreement to improve patent examination
The Peruvian PTO (National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property – INDECOPI) recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese PTO (State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China – SIPO) that will allow Peruvian patent examiners to access the “Cloud Patent Examination System” (CPES) launched by SIPO on May 22, 2015.
The goal of the CPES is to improve the quality and efficiency of the patent examination procedure by sharing resources between patent offices. Currently, the system provides access to resources of 16 patent offices, including SIPO, the European (EPO), Japanese (JPO), Korean (KIPO), United States (USPTO) and German (DPMA) Patent Offices.
Via CPES, patent examiners can share patent examination information, such as patent documents, published literature and bibliographic data of patent offices of various jurisdictions, using cloud computing technology. The system also enables group discussions, instant communication and other forms of interactive exchange. CPES supports interfaces in nine languages including Chinese, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.
The Peru-China agreement is part of the planned activities for the implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between INDECOPI and SIPO.