Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Memo of understanding from 22nd Annual Trilateral Conference

from USPTO press release:

Heads of the Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) signed on Nov. 19, 2004 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to coordinate work sharing, electronic business developments to support work sharing, and harmonization or standardization of search strategies, tools and substantive patent law. The 22nd Annual Trilateral Conference held this week at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia continues the cooperative effort that began in 1983 among the three Offices, known as the Trilateral Offices.


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