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Korea: Accelerated examination for Industry 4.0 related inventions implemented

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) has officially introduced the accelerated examination option for applications related to the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" (see news item of 5 April 2018 for details). An amendment of the enforcement regulations of the Korean Patent Act including new provisions for accelerated examination entered into force on 24 April 2018. See KIPO's "News release" of 24 April 2018 (in Korean only).

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