Collaborative Search Pilot

JPO/KIPO/USPTO International Patent Cooperation – Collaborative Search Pilot Program (CSP) Info Session for European Associations and AIPLA

14 December 2021

13:00-14:00 CET

This information session will provide members of national European associations and members of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) with a detailed overview of the Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP) program, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), as well as allow the three offices an opportunity to hear the views of European stakeholders on these types of work sharing programs. The CSP program provides applicants who cross-file their patent applications internationally with search results from multiple offices early in the examination process. It is designed to accelerate examination and provide the applicant with more comprehensive prior art by combining the search expertise of examiners at the USPTO, JPO, and/or KIPO before issuing a first office action.

Benefits include:

  • Greater consistency in examination across offices leading to more certainty of IP rights.
  • Applications will be taken out of turn resulting in expedited first action on merits.
  • Combined search expertise provides more comprehensive prior art.
  • Collaborative examination requires fewer office actions to complete prosecution (on average, compared to non-CSP applications).
  • And it’s FREE to file a petition for your application.

Learn all about this program and engage in a discussion with the JPO, KIPO, and USPTO on December 14th by registering for this information session here. Registration is limited to 150 professionals.