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FICPI/AIPLA International Colloquium Transcript

"A Comprehensive Approach to Patent Quality"

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

8 – 9 June 2007

(last updated 12/12/2007)
  • On June 8th and 9th, FICPI and AIPLA hosted an International Colloquium in Amsterdam to address issues surrounding the quality of patent prosecution and patents granted. Officials from Patent Offices, sister organizations, and user groups were invited to attend.
  • Please note, all transcripts and presentations are in Acrobat PDF format.
  • N/A = not available

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007​ ​ ​
Session 1​ Speaker​ Session Transcript​ Slide Presentation​

Deficiencies in Patent Applications
and Problems Created by
Applicants and Attorneys

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Moderator:
Mr. Danny Huntington
President, FICPI

FICPI-AIPLA
Transcript 1
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Mr. James Pearce
Director, Metrics & Standards,
European Patent Office
Pearce - EPO  ​
Mr. Toshimichi Moriya
Deputy Commissioner,
Japan Patent Office
Moriya - JPO  ​
Mr. Mark Powell
Director, Technology Centre 2600,
US Patent and Trademark Office
Powell - USPTO  ​
Session 2​ Speaker​ ​Session Transcript ​Slide Presentation

Examination Problems
Encountered by Applicants

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Moderator:
Mr. Danny Huntington
President, FICPI

FICPI-AIPLA
Transcript 2
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EPO user:
Mr. Daniel Alge
Member, FICPI
Alge - FICPI  ​
USPTO user:
Mr. Samson Helfgott
Chair, Patents Division
ABA/IPL
Helfgott - ABA-IPL  ​
JPO user:
Mr. Kazuo Kamisugi
President, JIPA
Kamisugi - JIPA  ​
Session 3​ ​Speaker Session Transcript​ Slide Presentation​
What Is a Quality Prosecution?​ ​ ​ ​ Moderator:
Mr. Danny Huntington
President, FICPI

FICPI-AIPLA
Transcript 3
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Industry perspective:
Mr. Marc Adler
President, IPO
Adler - IPO  ​
Private attorney perspective:
Mr. Chris Mercer
President, epi
Mercer - epi  ​
EPO:
Mr. Colin Philpott
Principal Director,
Quality Management
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Luncheon Session​ ​Speaker ​Session Transcript ​Slide Presentation
Ms. Alison Brimelow, CBE
EPO President-Elect
Luncheon
Transcript
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Session 4​ ​Speaker ​Session Transcript ​Slide Presentation
PCT Quality and Timeliness:

1. Impact of PCT Changes

​ ​ ​
Moderator:
Mr. Danny Huntington
President, FICPI
FICPI-AIPLA
Transcript 4
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Mr. Juha Rekola
Development Director,
Finnish Patent Office
Rekola - FPO  ​
Mr. Harrie Marsman
Netherlands Institute of
Patent Attorneys (NIPA)
Marsman - NIPA  ​
Mr. Philip Thomas
Senior Director-Advisor
(PCT & Patents),
WIPO
Thomas - WIPO  ​

PCT Quality and Timeliness:

2. Quality Assurance of PCT Searches

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Moderator:
Mr. Danny Huntington
President, FICPI
USPTO:
Mr. Mark Powell
Director, Technology Centre 2600
Powell - USPTO  ​
JPO:
Mr. Toshimichi Moriya
Deputy Commissioner
Moriya - JPO  ​
EPO:
Mr. Colin Philpott
Principal Director,
Quality Management
Philpott - EPO  ​
Session 5​ ​Speaker ​Session Transcript ​Slide Presentation

What Is a Quality Patent?

1. User Perspective

Moderator:
Mr. Danny Huntington
President, FICPI
FICPI-AIPLA
Transcript 5
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Patent Owner:
Mr. Jacques Combeau
BusinessEurope
Combeau - BE 
Competitors of Patent Owner:
Dr. Jochen Bühling
Reporter General, AIPPI
Bühling - AIPPI  ​
Venture Capitalist:
Mr. James E. Malackowski
LESI
Malackowski - LESI  ​

What Is a Quality Patent?

2. Judicial Perspective

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Moderator:
Mr. Danny Huntington
President, FICPI
German:
Professor Dr. Peter Meier-Beck
Judge, Federal Supreme Court
Meier-Beck  ​
Dutch:
Mr. Jan Brinkhof
Former Presiding Judge,
IP Chamber,
Hague Court of Appeal
Brinkhof 
US:
Mr. Lee Yeakel
District Judge, Austin, Texas
Yeakel  ​

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2007​ ​ ​ ​

Session 6​ ​Speaker ​Session Transcript ​Slide Presentation
Problems Encountered by Applicants in
Adequately Protecting Inventions
  • Differing National Application Formats
  • Timely, Comprehensive Search
  • Claim Set Necessary to Cover Infringements
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Moderator:
Mr. Michael Kirk
Executive Director, AIPLA
FICPI-AIPLA
Transcript 6
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AIPLA:
Mr. Alan Kasper
Second Vice President
Kasper - AIPLA  ​
TMPDF:
Dr. Michael Jewess
Vice President
Jewess - TMPDF  ​
FACPA:
Mr. Kim Finnilä
President
Finnilä - FACPA  ​
BIO:
Mr. Hans Sauer
Associate General Counsel
for Intellectual Property
Sauer - BIO  ​
Session 7​ ​Speaker ​Session Transcript ​Slide Presentation
Defining a Role for Smaller Offices​ ​ ​ ​ Moderator:
Mr. Michael Kirk
Executive Director, AIPLA
FICPI-AIPLA
Transcript 7
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N/A​
Swedish Patent & Registration Office:
Mr. Herman Phalén
Principal Director,
Patent Processor
Phalén  ​
UK Intellectual Property Office:
Mr. Sean Dennehey
Director of Patents
Dennehey  ​
IP Australia:
Dr. Ian Heath
Director General
Heath  ​
Session 8​ ​Speaker ​Session Transcript ​Slide Presentation
Managing Growth While Enhancing Quality​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Moderator:
Mr. Michael Kirk
Executive Director, AIPLA
FICPI-AIPLA
Transcript 8
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USPTO:
Mr. John Doll
Commissioner of Patents
Doll - USPTO  ​
EPO:
Mr. Fernand Eiden
Principal Director, Biotechnology
Eiden - EPO  ​
JPO:
Mr. Toshimichi Moriya
Deputy Commissioner
Moriya - JPO  ​
KIPO:
Mr. Jin-Gyun Shin
Director of Patent Examination
Policy Team
Shin - KIPO  ​