"Focus" is an EPO proposed approach in which the Trilateral Offices select and identify technical areas where there is a high degree of cross filings between the Offices and concentrate their activities in the selected areas to build synergy between the different Trilateral projects.

This approach will enable the Trilateral Offices to evaluate the benefits of the Trilateral Co-operation and its impact on the backlog. In the second stage, the Trilateral projects will be deployed across all technical fields.