On 29 March 2017, the Trilateral Offices (EPO, JPO, USPTO) met with Trilateral Industry for an exchange on topics of mutual interest. The meeting was hosted by the EPO in Seville, Spain. The focus of discussions was on patent harmonisation topics as well as next steps in the Global Dossier and other IP5 initiatives.
The topics and presentations included:
- Latest updates of WIPO
- Feedback from the 4th IP5 Global Dossier Task Force meeting (presented by BusinessEurope)
- Feedback from the 1st IP5 Industry Consultation Group meeting (presented by BusinessEurope)
- Improving services to industry for priority document exchange (presented by the JPO)
- Priority document exchange at the EPO (presented by the EPO)