Standing Committee

Harmonisation of certain Provisions of the Legal Systems for Protecting Inventions

Harmonisation de certaines dispositions des législations protégeant les inventions

Harmonisierung bestimmter Gesetzesvorschriften zum Schutz der Erfindungen

Q89 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To monitor and advise on the development of the Patent Law Treaty concerning the harmonisation of substantive provisions of Patent Law in particular by WIPO.
    To supervise the activities of the other Q 89 (E following) Committees concerning specific harmonisation issues.
    To formulate, and with the approval of the Bureau to submit and represent AIPPI´s standpoint at WIPO Meetings.

  • Advise Bureau:

    To advise on:
    – developments in the field rendering intervention of AIPPI desirable
    – issues meriting further study
    – instruction to AIPPI Representatives at GO Meetings
    – possibilities of cooperation with other NGOs

  • Documentation:

    Collect and provide the Bureau with:
    – documents of general interest on the subject (the Bureau receives WIPO documents directly)

  • Reporting:

    To provide (in addition to point “Monitoring”):
    – annually 2 months before each international Meeting an account of activities since the last such Meeting (incl. negative Report)
    – within 1 month a written Report on all GO Meetings attended
    – immediately Reports on matters of special interest in the field

  • Special Instructions:

    Q 89 shall coordinate WIPO matters relating to

    * formalities with Q 89 E
    * the influence of the international dateline with Q 89 F
    * biotechnology with Q 114
    * utility model protection with Q 117 A
    * patenting of software based inventions with Q 133
    * enforcement of patent laws with Q 134
    * patenting
    * and liaise with Q 89 G

    The Chairman of the Committee shall inform Committee Officers, and in the case of Special Committees the Committee Members, of relevant Committee activities and shall seek, if possible, their advise and cooperation in formulating the Committees views.
    Except as otherwise agreed all Reports, Minutes and other documentation are to be submitted to the General Secretariat.

  • Chairman: Jochen PAGENBERG (Germany)
  • Co-Chairman: John K. UILKEMA (United States of America)
  • Secretary: Eric DE GRYSE (Belgium)
  • Member: Takashi ISHIDA (Japan)
  • Member: Ferenc TöRöK (Hungary)