Friday, December 14, 2007

ILS/WIPO Information

The International Liaison Staff (ILS) acts in an advisory capacity for the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, and provides international technical support at several levels.
These include:The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
There are several focal points of ILS activities at WIPO:
WIPO's Standing Committee on Information Technologies (SCIT). ILS provides technical input and representation to SCIT working groups, principally the Working Group on Standards and Documentation. In the Standards and Documentation Working Group, ILS provides US expertise and representation on the proposal and negotiation of patent document, data and information standards, which are of key importance to USPTO operations. With their backgrounds in international patent standards development, ILS personnel are uniquely qualified for supporting USPTO goals in this technically demanding field.
International Patent Classification (IPC). In the USPTO view, the IPC is at a critical juncture. Its role and ability to respond to patent offices' needs in an increasingly automated environment is tied to the successful implementation of IPC reform, which is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2006. ILS provides a lead role in development and implementation of the reformed IPC. They coordinate related efforts to ensure that USPTO data delivery (WWW.USPTO.GOV), storage and search systems are developed or modified to take maximum advantage of the reformed IPC.
For more patent information contact: WWW.GAPATENTS.COM

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