World IP Leaders Discuss Coordinating Patent Laws

By Nathaniel DeLucia

Representatives from Japan, China, Korea, the US, and the EU, referred to as the IP5, met this past week at the annual General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization to discuss ways the various countries could coordinate their patent laws. Discussions included the creation of a centralized database accessible by patent examiners in every country.

For the complete story and list topics that were discussed, see Intellectual Property Watch’s article, located here.