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Trilateral offices commit to cooperate

Eileen McDermott, Washington DC


Speakers at the public users conference of the 25th annual meeting of the Trilateral Patent Offices on Thursday emphasized the need for global harmonization of the patent application process

The Trilateral Co-operation – which comprises the USPTO, the JPO and the EPO – collectively examines well over half of all of the patent applications in the world and began efforts to collaborate on harmonization in 1983.

But patent offices...


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