Asia & South Asia

September 18, 2006 - September 19, 2006

Seminar on Intellectual Property Law and Adjudication

CLDP advisors, including IP experts from the USPTO, the private sector and federal judges from the US, Australia and Thailand, conducted a seminar with Pakistan’s Intellectual Property Organization and judiciary to promote a better understanding of intellectual property principles and law.

September 13, 2006 - September 14, 2006

Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Enforcement in the Philippines

CLDP coordinated a two-day workshop-conference, to be held from September 13-14 in Manila for roughly 200 attendees from the Philippines IPO, academia, law enforcement, and private sector. US, Filipino, and international experts provided an overview of the challenges and benefits of digital copyright protection and explore how strengthened regulatory structures can support this objective.

March 29, 2006 - March 31, 2006

IP Registry Enhancement

CLDP advisors, including an expert on IP administration shared information with Pakistan’s Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) on best practices in patent office operation and consulted on strategies for faster and more accurate patent application determination.

October 1, 2005

Patent Examiner Training (GIPA)

In response to a large backlog of patent applications, and increased volume in patent applications each year as a result of Pakistan's new recognition of pharmaceutical product patents, Pakistan's Patent Office has hired 12 new examiners. These examiners, though junior, are computer capable and have educational backgrounds in areas including pharmaceuticals, general chemistry, and electrical engineering. CLDP facilitated the involvement of 4 of these new patent examiners in the USPTO's Global Intellectual Property Academy in October of 2005, in order to familiarize these new examiners with international IP administration standards and best practices.