Standing Committee

Comparison of cost for patent application, granting procedure and enforcement

Comparaison des frais pour l´application, la délivrance et l´exercice de brevets

Vergleich der Kosten für Anmeldung, Erteilung und Durchsetzung von Patenten

Q139 Status: Dissolved
  • Main Task:

    To prepare for submission to the Congress of Rio de Janeiro until April 1998 a comparative law study on the costs of patent application, granting procedures and enforcement of patent laws (Including a comparison with the Government cost for patent administration).
    To monitor and advise on international efforts to reduce patent cost.

  • Monitoring:

    To monitor in addition:
    – all related international GO activities in the field
    – developments of general interest in the field

  • Advise Bureau:

    To advise on:
    – the desirability of the submission of a Questionnaire to all Groups
    – the form and content of such a Questionnaire if deemed desirable
    – developments in the field rendering intervention of AIPPI desirable
    – issues meriting further studies
    – 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 5 and 7):
    – 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:

    Matters relating to the EPO are to be coordinated with Q 137.
    In case WIPO patent law harmonisation projects should address the issue of patent cost related activities are to be coordinated with Q 89.
    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.

  • Secretary: Heinz BARDEHLE (Germany)
  • Secretary: Arno KöRBER (Germany)
  • Secretary: Enrique ARMIJO NAVARRO-REVERTER (Spain)
  • Chairman: R. Laret (The Netherlands)
  • Co-Chairman: Joachim Beier (Germany)
  • Secretary: Michael N. Meller (USA)
  • Secretary: Jean-Jacques Martin (France)
  • Deputy Reporter General: Dariusz SZLEPER