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In the frame of the Examiner Exchange Program between Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and Japan Patent Office (JPO) from 2 to 6 December, 2013 the second working visit of the JPO examiners took place at the EAPO headquarters.

During the visit, presentations were made and detailed information was shared about the activities of the Eurasian Patent Organization, Eurasian Patent System, and the activities of the Japan Patent Office, respectively. Particular attention was paid to the processing of the patent applications, matters relating to the quality of patents and patent search using patent information retrieval system – EAPATIS. JPO and EAPO examiners held joint considerations of selected applications for inventions, exchanged their experiences in processing of applications, demonstrated possibilities and means for carrying out patent searches in both Offices.

At the end of the visit a concluding meeting took place, during which EAPO and JPO specialists acknowledged the usefulness of the held discussions and the feasibility of continuation and development of the Examiners Exchange Program.