IPC FORUM
Geneva, February 13, 2006
Information technology support for
IPC users
Patrick FIÉVET
World Intellectual Property Organization
P.Fiévet February 13, 2006
IPC Reform and IT support
Agenda:
• IT & IPC Reform changes
• Focus on knowledge based Reformed IPC
• IT services and products for reformed IPC
• Demonstration of some IPC services
• Summary and conclusions
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IT & IPC Reform
Reformed IPC (RIPC) changes:
+ Simplification, Customization & Complexity
(Levels, revision periods, E-layer,..)
+ Automation and IT support
From a document based IPC to a
knowledge based IPC repository
+ IPC knowledge quality
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IT & RIPC production
Revision of
edition N+2
E forum
FR Translation
PDF
MASTER
FILES
Extraction
Rendition
Internet
validity
edition N+1
Publication of
edition N
list servers
RIPCIS
Early
access to
IPC
prototyping,
Trilateral Eforum,
+ CDROM,...
WIPO official
IPC Web site
paper
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IPC knowledge expected use
Consistency checking software
Information
systems
Master
Classification
Database
MASTER
FILES
XML
IPC based
Services
Transformations:
# renditions,
# formats,
# extracts,...
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IPC upload in information systems
RIPC MASTER FILES
Maximum
portability
EN + FR
XML
Specific implementation
MCD,
IP-office-specific
platforms and
specific
renditions...
WIPOspecific
platform and
rendition...
Translation
other
languages
e.g. ES
RIPC XML
(e.g. ES)
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IPC knowledge transformation
RIPC MASTER FILES
Maximum
portability
EN + FR
XML
Specific implementation
Internet
publication
PDF,
CD version (ES)
(Core level only)
IPC:CLASS
Transformations•Split files: xml, html
•Rollup table:
xsl,csv,xml
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IPC Based services at WIPO
RIPC MASTER FILES
EN + FR
XML
IP Offices
IPCCAT:
Categorization
EN FR ES DE RU
IPCA6TRANS:
IPC translation
capture (e.g. ES)
Public
TACSY : Natural
Language search
IPCVAL: Validity
service
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IT Services and Products
IPC-TEF:
http://www.wipo.int/ipc-tef
IBIS:
http://www.wipo.int/ibis
IPC-IEF:
http://www.wipo.int/ipc-ief
RIPCIS:
WIPO Intranet
Advanced Level RIPC Translation
into French
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IT Services and Products
IPC8 Internet publication IPCPUB:
http://www.wipo.int/classifications/ipc/ipc8
IPCA6TRANS: IPC8 Translation into
national language version (e.g. ES)
IPCVAL: http://www.wipo.int/ipcval
IPC Tutorial: http://www.wipo.int/ipc-
training
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IT Services and Products
IPCCAT: http://www.wipo.int/ipccat
TACSY : http://www.wipo.int/tacsy/
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RIPCIS
Reformed IPC revision management system:
•Different views of the RIPC during its revision
• Source for the XML master files of the RIPC
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RIPCIS screen shot
RIPCIS view (discussion)
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Translation into French of the
Advanced level of the Reformed IPC
Assistance tool for translation work under the
responsibility of WIPO
Translation memories:
•IPC documents
•Terminology used in PCT translation
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Reformed IPC Internet publication
IPCPUB : For IPC Public version N already in
force:
http://www.wipo.int/classifications/ipc/ipc8/
IPCPUB-early: For IPC version N+1 not yet in
force:
http://www.wipo.int/ipc8earlypub
for IP offices and patent information service
providers
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IPCA6TRANS
Assistance for translation of the RIPC into
non-authentic languages:
•Financed by the Spanish Patent Office (OEPM)
•Generic design and implementation by WIPO
•Input: RIPC XML master files (EN & FR)
•Output: ready for preparation of internet
publication in specific language (e.g. ES)
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IPCA6TRANS screen shot
IPCA6TRANS context ~ internet publication
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IPC:CLASS CD-ROM
Request for Proposal for IPC:CLASS production
to be issued
•Search in the reformed IPC
•Advanced level update functionality
•Language versions: EN, FR, ES
•Earliest possible availability: Q2 2006
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IPC CORE LEVEL CD-ROM
prototype
Core Level only with 3 levels of installation
under Windows or Linux:
•100% from CD: (neither installation nor
internet access are required)
•100% intranet: software installation but no
internet access required
•100% intranet + internet access for IPC bridge
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IPCVAL symbol VALIDATION
service
Public IPCVAL:
Public service for validation of symbols in IPC
version N already in force
http://www.wipo.int/ipcval
IPCVAL for member states:
Restricted access service for validation of
symbols in IPC version N+1 not yet in force
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IPCCAT
Categorization assistance in the IPC: Today
• IPC 7 only
• Document languages: English, French,
Spanish, Russian, German
• Categorization at Main-group level
• http://www.wipo.int/ipccat
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IPCCAT
Categorization assistance in the IPC: Plans
• Retraining with IPC8 classified documents
from the Master Classification Database (MCD)
• Study for extension to Chinese language
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TACSY
Natural Language search in the IPC
• public version: fuzzy search in IPC
version N already in force
• restricted access to test fuzzy search in
IPC version N+1 not yet in force
• Supported Languages: English, French
• http://www.wipo.int/tacsy/
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Summary & key words
IT assistance in RIPC helps users to:
• Revise IPC : E-Forums, RIPCIS, IBIS
• Import in IT : Quality controlled XML Master
files
• View IPC
: Internet publication, CD, paper...
• Translate
: Translation memories, IPCA6TRANS
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Summary & key words
IT assistance in RIPC helps users to:
• Learn
: IPC Tutorials
• Search
: TACSY (natural language search)
• Validate
: IPCVAL
• Classify
: IPCCAT (patent categorization)
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Conclusions about the IT support
contribution to the Reformed IPC
IT support for RIPC:
+ More customization and automation
+ More assistance
=
Increased re-use of IPC information
=
IPC knowledge quality improvement
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Information technology
support for the IPC Reform
Questions / Answers
IT & IPC: contact WIPO at [email protected]
IT & MCD: contact EPO at [email protected]
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Information technology
support for the IPC
Thank you
P.Fiévet February 13, 2006
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