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WIPO, ASIP & IPPD Jordan Organize Seminar on Innovation Support through Access to Technological Knowledge

03-Jul-2012 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 7202
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AMMAN - The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP) and the Industrial Property Protection Directorate (IPPD)/Ministry of Industry and Trade are organizing today a Sub-Regional Seminar on Innovation Support through Access to Technological Knowledge and the Establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) from July 3 to 5, 2012.

The aim of the Seminar is to promote patent and technology information retrieval from databases, demonstrate the practical advantages of using Intellectual Property (IP) information and exchange experience in developing innovation support networks in the Arab region countries.

Topics to be discussed include: the Patent System: Patent Filing and Grant Procedures, Patent Filing and Innovation Support Services in Jordan, Promotion of Innovation: Usefulness and Value of Patent Information for Developing Business, Academic and Technological Sectors, WIPO’s Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) Project; The Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) Program, Using Patent Classification, particularly the International Patent Classification (IPC) for Searching, Search Tools and Strategies, Patent Search Using PATENTSCOPE, Patent Search Using Espacenet, Patent Search Using the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO), Patent Full-Text Database (PatFT) and AppFT, and Searching the Research 4Life Databases: HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI.

The Seminar is intended for policy makers, representatives of national patent offices and experts involved in promotion and use of patent and technology information, faculty members of engineering departments of universities and representatives of science and technology research centers etc.

Participants will be invited from Iraq, Lebanon, Palestinian National Authority, Sudan, Syria in addition to Jordan.
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