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Trilateral offices set six-month target for first office action

Emma Barraclough, London


The EU, Japanese and US patent offices are aiming to issue first office actions within six months, the head of the EPO said at the meeting of the Trilateral offices

Benoit Battistelli told Managing IP that the goal was one of the objectives that the three big offices will be working towards over the next year.

He said that he would be discussing with his counterparts at the USPTO and...


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