Document No:
GSC16bis-IPR-11
Source:
WIPO
Contact:
Tomoko Miyamoto
GSC Session:
IPR Working Group
Agenda Item:
4.10
GSC16bis-IPR-11
Contribution by the World Intellectual
Property Organization (WIPO)
Tomoko Miyamoto
Head, Patent Law Section,
Patent Law Division, WIPO
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World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO)
• One of the UN specialized agencies
– Mission: to promote innovation and creativity
for the economic, social and cultural
development of all countries, through a
balanced and effective international
intellectual property system
– 185 Member States
– UN Millennium Development
Goals and WIPO
Development Agenda
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World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO)
• Standing Committee on the Law of
Patents (SCP)
– Development of the international patent
system
• PATENTSCOPE (patent information
portal)
• IP and Competition
• WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
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SCP
• Member States’ forum; IGOs and NGOs
as observers
• “Patents and standards” discussed from
03/2009 to 10/2010
– A preliminary study by the Secretariat
(document SCP/13/2)
• Issues inherent in patented technologies in
standards (patent hold-up)
• Changing ways of innovation  challenges faced
by the patent system
• Discussions
– Cooperation with other international orgs
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Patent information
• Cooperation between SDOs and patent
offices
• Improve patent quality and transparency
• WIPO PATENTSCOPE
– http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/search.jsf
– International applications filed under the PCT
• National/regional phase information from 46 offices
– Patent collections from around 30 national/
regional patent offices
– Easier access to patent information in various
languages
– Legal status data
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IP and competition
• One of the Development Agenda Projects
• Research
– Analysis of the economic/legal literature on
the effects of IP rights as a barrier to entry
– Refusals to license – the legitimate right and
abuse
– Patent Pools
– IP, competition and smartphone industry
(empirical study)
• Promote cooperation between an IP
authority and a competition authority
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WIPO Arbitration and Mediation
Center
• Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
service
• Suited to cross-border disputes
• Expert determination procedure
• 25% of the cases are in the ICT area
• ADR services adapted to specific business
sector
– Ex. Mediation and expedited arbitration rule
for film and media
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Thank you
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