Brazilian PTO and CAS Establish Technical Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen the Fight Against Patent Backlog


17. June 2020

By Moeller IP Team.

BRPTO and CAS, a non-profit division of the American Chemical Society, signed a technical cooperation agreement (ACT) to expedite the examination of patents. ACT was published in the Federal Official Gazette this Wednesday (06/10). The agreement establishes INPI’s participation in a CAS Search Report pilot, with the objective of improving the patent workflow at the Institute.

The technology, which will be tested and optimized, is able to assess similarities with the state of the art from parameters of a patent application important for the examiner’s analysis. In addition, the system combines machine learning and data selected by humans, which improves the results offered.

Source: https://www.gov.br/inpi/pt-br/central-de-conteudo/noticias/inpi-e-cas-estabelecem-acordo-de-cooperacao-tecnica-para-reforcar-combate-ao-backlog-de-patentes

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