The Visegrad Patent Institute organised the annual meeting of the European PCT Search Authorities in Prague

The Visegrad Patent Institute organised the annual meeting of the European PCT Search Authorities in Prague

18th June 2018

The Permanent Committee on Harmonisation of Search Activities, which comprises the European International Search and Examination Authorities, held its 16th meeting on the 13th June 2018. The meeting was hosted by Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic on behalf of the Visegrad Patent Institute. Twenty-nine delegates participated in the meeting from eight International Authorities:

  • Austrian Patent Office,
  • European Patent Office,
  • Finnish Patent and Registration Office,
  • Nordic Patent Institute,
  • Spanish Patent and Trademark Office,
  • Swedish Patent and Registration Office,
  • Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and
  • Visegrad Patent Institute.

Participants of the meeting

The participants discussed issues relating quality management as well as collaboration in use of databases, search tools and training during the meeting. Pairwise comparisons of international search reports were also analysed to harmonise the content and quality of the international search done by European authorities.