The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (known as "the Partners") met virtually on 1-2 November 2021, for the ID5 Annual Meeting hosted by the CNIPA. The meeting was also attended by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as an observer.
At the closed session on 1 November, the Partners discussed 13 ongoing projects and 1 new project proposed jointly by the CNIPA and the EUIPO. With their goals achieved, 3 projects on priority document exchanges, quality management and non-patent literature data resources were successfully concluded. The outcomes of these three projects were published on the ID5 website :http://id-five.org/.
The Partners agreed to proceed with the new project concerning an informational user guide on view and drawing requirements. The Partners also agreed to update the ID5 Operational Guidelines with further guidance on the procedures for updating the published work products, enhanced utilisation of the ID5 website, and meeting arrangements under emergency situations. The Partners concluded the closed session with a discussion on the "2021 Joint Statement of the ID5 Partners" and reached a consensus on the text. The document was published after the meeting.
At the user session on 2 November, user representatives from the jurisdictions of the Partners were provided an office update by each of the Partners as well as a progress update on the ID5 cooperative projects. The users participated by sharing their views with the Partners on the challenges presented by the pandemic and their expectations. The Partners also elaborated on their respective measures they had taken to minimise the effects of the pandemic as well as other initiatives to better meet user needs.
The EUIPO will act as Secretariat for the group upon conclusion of the 2021 Annual Meeting until the end of the 2022 Annual Meeting.
Attachment: 2021 Joint Statement of the ID5 Partners.doc