S. Korea To Pilot Global Patent Search System

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT) -- South Korea's patent office will begin classifying some of its patent documents using a system devised by the U.S. and Europe, making it the first foreign country to move toward adopting the new classification scheme, the U.S. patent office said Wednesday.

As part of a pilot program between the Korean Intellectual Property Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, South Korea will take the first steps toward aligning its patent documents with the Cooperative Patent Classification system, the USPTO said in a statement. The CPC...
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