Date/time: 12:00-1:00 pm PDT on Thursday, March 24.
Location: This will be a virtual meeting
Topic: USPTO’s Collaborative Search Pilot Program (CSP) Information Session

JPO/KIPO/USPTO International Patent Cooperation – Collaborative Search Pilot Program (CSP) Information Session with SDIPLA membership and partners.

There is no monetary cost to attend this event.

This information session will provide members of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA) and its partners with a detailed overview of the Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP) program, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as share some information on other work sharing efforts and allow the opportunity to hear views on these types of work sharing programs. The CSP program provides applicants who cross-file their patent applications internationally with search results from multiple offices early in the examination process. It is designed to accelerate examination and provide the applicant with more comprehensive prior art by combining the search expertise of examiners at the USPTO, JPO, and/or KIPO before issuing a first office action.

Benefits include:

  • Greater consistency in examination across offices leading to more certainty of IP rights.
  • Applications will be taken out of turn resulting in expedited first action on merits.
  • Combined search expertise provides more comprehensive prior art.
  • Collaborative examination requires fewer office actions to complete prosecution (on average, compared to non-CSP applications).
  • And it’s FREE to file a petition for your application.
  • Learn all about this program and engage in a discussion with the USPTO by registering for this information session. Registration is limited to 150 members of SDIPLA.