Accompanying the launch of the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China, China Patent, Agent (H.K.) Ltd. (CPA) was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1984, and is one of the three pioneer IP firms in China. CPA provides full-range IP services to its clients in China and abroad. It now has 570 staff, including 230 patent attorneys, 30 trade mark attorneys, and 85 attorneys-at-law. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the firm also has offices in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, New York, Tokyo and Munich.
Contact details: 22/F., Great Eagle Center, 23 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
CPA provides full-range IP services to its clients in China and abroad, with particular expertise in application prosecution, litigation, mediation, licensing, assignment and counseling in relation to patents, trade marks, copyrights, domain names, anti-unfair competition, and other IP-related areas. It also prosecutes applications for registration of patents, trade marks and designs for its clients in the Hong Kong SAR. Guided by the philosophy of total commitment to the protection of its clients' IP rights, CPA has kept on striving to achieve the highest standard of professionalism and integrity. Every staff member at CPA appreciates very much the trust placed on them by the clients, and has been reaching out to provide them with trustworthy and comprehensive IP services in an efficient manner.
FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure is a non-profit corporation with the mission to supply scientists and companies with professional research and patent information as well as to develop innovative information services. Our business areas:
STN® - online service for research and patent information in science and technology - the choice of patent experts
FIZ PatMon - the patent monitoring system
KnowEsis - innovative e-Science solutions
Databases and science portals
STN's unrivalled coverage of Asian publications includes comprehensive, value-added, chemical structure searchable information from Chemical Abstracts, Clarivate Analytics and Elsevier, along with INPADOC - enhanced by FIZ Karlsruhe, full-text patents from CN, IN, JP, and KR, and non-patent literature in re-nowned collections such as CAplus, Embase, Biosis, CABA, Scisearch, Compendex,INSPEC. Extensive coverage of Non-conventional patent families for linked Chinese dual filings in Derwent WPI and INPADOC. New: Derwent WPI coverage enhanced with eight CIS Countries and EAPO.
Founded in August 1980, the Intellectual Property Publishing House(IPPH), subordinate to the China National Intellectual Property Administration(CNIPA), is the legal publisher for Chinese Patent literature and the unified patent information outward service provider under CNIPA. With more than 1000 employees.
Based on the patent literature digitization, IPPH has integrated patent information resources and provided patent information services, establishing a sound system of patent information products and services. Targeting the characteristics of specific industries and needs of different users, IPPH has so far established the Integrated Patent Information Searching Platform, Industrial Thematic Databases and Customized Thematic Databases. Based on that, IPPH has launched products and services such as patent analysis and alerting, investigation and watching as well as machine translation, ,which would provide a package of patent information application solutions for users at home and abroad and information support for the decision-making, innovation and risk control of the governments, enterprises, universities and research institutes.
IntelliSemantic is a leader company in intelligent and multilingual text analysis and mining. Its engines are embedded in the patent knowledge management platform MyIntelliPatent, for patent monitoring, analyses and searches. MyIntelliPatent supports the patent information exchange and reuse inside an enterprise, which accesses its own secured server with enterprise specific information. Moreover, product customization and natural language research activities can be carried for most advanced users.
The artificial intelligence is a big opportunity in patent informatics, to pursue cooperatively by different kind of players. IntelliSemantic has the possibility to support Asian patent offices in their applications for patent classification and examination with advanced engines, e.g. to extract and categorize entities mentioned in patents and to identify key sentences. Moreover IntelliSemantic will be pleased to deliver intelligent applications relying on patent data provided by patent offices to integrators, hence available as bulk data, or even better as RestAPIs and/or Linked Data and is starting to evaluate what is available today from Asian patent offices.
The International IPR SME Helpdesks are initiatives of the European Commission. They provide free of charge first-line services and advice to improve the awareness, management and protection of IP assets by EU SMEs that operate or intend to access the Chinese, Latin American and South-East Asian markets. Through trainings, webinars and dedicated websites with a vast database of information materials EU SMEs learn to value their IP, make informed decisions and will have access to tools that assist them with strategizing about their IP.
The poster highlights the free services of the International IPR SME Helpdesks and moreover provides an overview of recent changes in the IP landscape of Malaysia and China and will highlight several tips and watch-outs.
Japio is a Japanese General Incorporated Foundation which was established as a comprehensive patent information (PI) service institution in 1985. It has been providing various services and activities relating to the collection, processing, provision and promotion of PI. Especially in the research field of PI, it has been conducting continuous R&D to achieve the best accuracy and efficiency in document translation and retrieval technique. Most of its businesses are entrusted by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT).
We would like to introduce the characteristic activities of Japio. Japio has the Intellectual Property AI Research Center and Japio has researched and developed AI based tools such as machine translation for searching worldwide patent data. Also, Japio hosts Patent Information Fair & Conference to diffuse patent information every year. The fair is the biggest special exhibition related to patent information and intellectual property in Japan.
JPDS has been provided comprehensive IP (patent, utility model, design and trademark) information products and services for over 30 years. Our product lines are patent search database with more than 100 authorities, IP management software, and IP search service, IP seminars and IP consulting etc. We have many professional staffs with experience as a patent attorney or patent examiner at JPO and have served thousands of clients such as corporations, patent/law firms and universities.
The English version of "JP-NET Web" has been launched. JP-NET Web patent search database contains the full-text of Japanese patents and utility model with complete legal status. In addition to Japanese information, more than 100 countries/organizations are covered. English full-text is also available for some Asian countries such as China and India. Standardized applicant name and some other search supporting functions are available.
The Korea Institute of Patent Information (KIPI), founded by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) in 1995, does its best to build up a solid patent infrastructure in Korea. As a specialized non-profit IP information service agent, KIPI not only executes KIPO's projects, but also provides value-added patent information services.
Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS) is an internet-based search service which covers publications of Korean IPR applications, etc. KIPRIS plus supports companies to easily secure IP data and create new services in various ways such as bulk data, Open API, and LOD. Korean Patents Abstracts (KPA) is the front page of Korean patent gazettes which is human-translated in English for international IP users to easily understand the core content of the invention.
With 3000+ clients and 1M users across 30 countries, Questel is a global leading provider of IP solutions offering a unique set of databases and softwares for searching, analyzing and managing IP assets. We support our clients throughout the IP lifecycle offering searches, patent drafting, international filing, translations, and support during licensing negotiations and litigation. Our IP cost management solution delivers an average 30-60% savings across the entire prosecution process.
Questel will present Orbit Intelligence's approach to Asian IP data. We continue to invest in manual name translation, transliteration, correction and normalization. Our extensive coverage of patents, designs and trademarks keeps growing. Orbit Intelligence allows you to enrich your cross-language strategies: browse 110 patent authorities, original and English full-text and legal status, all merged into one single database. New features include: Smart Number Search, Orbit BioSequence for all major authorities, CN legal events, and KR full-text retranslations with key concepts.
Rouse is a top IP consultancy primarily focused on the emerging markets of Asia and the Middle East, with a leading UK IP Consultancy practice. We have a team of more than 600 (including lawyers, patent and trade mark attorneys) working in 16 offices around the world to provide the full range of IP services. Rouse China, in association with Lusheng, has long had a strong presence in China. Lusheng provides top quality specialised legal and patent agency services to clients throughout China.
CIELA is a unique IP litigation analysis system, covering patent and trademark judgments published by all the IP courts in all the major cities in China since 2006. It reveals: the level of courts' experience, average damages awarded, rate of injunction awards, average duration of proceedings, overall win rates for rights holders, data can be broken down by industry. Key facts such as "Average compensation of 48,442 Euro is awarded for invention patent infringement cases in China", etc.
Publication directorate of the EPO
The directorate "Publication" is responsible for the official publications of the Office and for providing access to all of the EPO's public patent databases to external users.
Applying e-government principles, the directorate aims to provide high quality information with regards to completeness, accuracy and timeliness of data. It also applies international and industrial standards, enabling effective access for humans and usage via machine interfaces. EPO data sets are used more and more in combination with non-patent data sets and services which are available in today's knowledge based economy.
Linked open EP data and its reference to KIPO's linked data set
2018 saw the beginning of a new EPO service with the regular publication of bibliographic information of EP patents in linked data format with an open standard license.
The simple data format, which is the backbone of the so-called Semantic Web, stresses relationships between objects. In the patent domain, numerous such relationships exist, e.g. between applications and their priority and between family members.
To illustrate this and since Korean applications are also published as linked data by KIPO, EP patents having Korean priorities are linked to the original Korean applications.
Asian Patent Information Services of the EPO
For several years, the EPO has been offering Asian patent information services provided by staff skilled in Asian languages and trained in the Japanese, Chinese and Korean patent systems. Recently, the services have been extended to include other regions, such as India, Eurasia, Chinese Taipei, ASEAN, Arabic countries and Latin America.
The EPO's Asian Patent Information Services offer a range of services to European industry, including legal status searches and watches, patent monitoring, subject-matter searches and translations of patent documents. Courses on Asian patent information retrieval and particular aspects of the Asian patent systems are offered on a regular basis. Furthermore, free information on special features of the Asian patent systems is distributed online via a virtual helpdesk, Asian updates on the website and regular publications in the EPO's "Patent Information News". The team is also the organiser of the "East meets West" forum on Asian patent information in Vienna.
The five IP offices (IP5) is the name given to a forum of the five largest intellectual property offices in the world that was set up to improve the efficiency of the examination process for patents worldwide. The members of IP5 are: the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the National Intellectual Property Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The IP5 Offices together handle about 80 per cent of the world's patent applications, and 95 per cent of all work carried out under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
The Global Dossier service is one of the major achievement of the IP5 cooperation. Although the service has been launched already since 2014 and is used by hundreds thousands of users every year, the efforts of IP5 cooperation to improve the service are continuous. The aim is to have a service which is available 24/7 and provides access to complete file wrapper information for all patents prosecuted in any of the IP5 offices. The information should be available in a format which can be machine translated to overcome language limitations. In parallel the IP5 cooperation are working on including functional improvements to Global Dossier such as the RSS and email alerting services.