Almagul Ashenova, Head of the Maintenance and Development of Information Systems Department of the National Institute of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan, stated this at the meeting of the Permanent Working Group on Information Technologies of the EAPO Administrative Council (hereinafter Permanent Working Group).
The ordinary meeting of the Permanent Working Group, chaired by Emil Mammadov, Vice President of the Eurasian Patent Office, was held at the EAPO headquarters in hybrid form. More than two dozen specialists from the Eurasian Patent Office and the patent offices of the EAPO Member States took part in the meeting.
The meeting focused on the priority activities in the cooperation between the Eurasian Patent Office and national patent offices of the EAPO Member States in the field of information technologies, the development of the Eurasian Patent Information System (EAPATIS), replenishment of its information assets and implementation of the project on electronic workflow between the Eurasian Patent Office and national offices.
As a result of the meeting, the Permanent Working Group decided to recommend to the EAPO Administrative Council a list of the following projects for joint implementation:
– exchange of information from industrial property registers;
– filing of Eurasian applications through the national patent offices of the EAPO Member States in electronic form where this opportunity has not been implemented yet;
– systematic electronic transfer to the Eurasian Patent Office of information on licenses and other agreements on Eurasian patents for inventions and industrial designs registered with national patent offices;
– exchange of patent information in full, including within the framework of the CISPATENT project;
– use of artificial intelligence technologies in the field of intellectual property;
– joint use of information systems’ elements.
The participants discussed the implementation of the pilot project on the electronic workflow between the Eurasian Patent Office and the National Center for Patents and Information of the Republic of Tajikistan. They also noted that other interested patent offices could take part in the implementation of this project.