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Document No: GSC 17 -IPR-05 Source: Korean Intellectual Property Office Contact: Kwak, Joon young

Document No: GSC 17 -IPR-05 Source: Korean Intellectual Property Office Contact: Kwak, Joon young GSC Session: IPR Agenda Item: 5. 3 Current Status on KIPO Examination Kwak, Joon young Director of Standards-Related Patents & Semiconductor IP Division Jeju, 13 – 16 May 2013 Standards for Shared ICT

Statistics of Patent/UM at KIPO • • • GSC 17 -IPR-05 About 190, 000

Statistics of Patent/UM at KIPO • • • GSC 17 -IPR-05 About 190, 000 annual filings on average Among them, approximately 160, 000 filings requested for examination In 2012, almost 170, 000 applications examined by KIPO examiners GSC-17, Jeju / Korea 2 Standards for Shared ICT

GSC 17 -IPR-05 Non-patent & Standard Prior arts for Exam. • With technology more

GSC 17 -IPR-05 Non-patent & Standard Prior arts for Exam. • With technology more complicated and standardized, non-patent literature and standard technical documents frequently cited as prior arts • A dramatic annual increase in citation of non-patent literature such as academic journals as prior arts • A recent jump in citation of standard technical documents as prior arts for the last two years GSC-17, Jeju / Korea 3 Standards for Shared ICT

GSC 17 -IPR-05 KIPO led to consider Non-patent & Standards Documents • Examiners with

GSC 17 -IPR-05 KIPO led to consider Non-patent & Standards Documents • Examiners with previous work experience in companies or research centers are more inclined to search prior arts from non-patent literature - About 60% of KIPO examiners are Ph. D. holders • In fields with fast technical development and priority on technology standardization such as telecommunications, audio & video, computer, etc. , examiners refer to both non-patent literature and standard technical documents • In fields with core technology or chemical formula such as chemistry, science, etc. , non-patent literature is more searched among examiners GSC-17, Jeju / Korea 4 Standards for Shared ICT

GSC 17 -IPR-05 Non-patent Documents available for KIPO Exam. • Current subscription to 25

GSC 17 -IPR-05 Non-patent Documents available for KIPO Exam. • Current subscription to 25 electronic journal DB including IEL, STN, Nature, etc. • Subscription to additional 8 online journals such as Blood, Cancer Research, etc. • Among printed periodicals not available in electronic format, 163 national and foreign journals centering on PCT minimum documentations are purchased ☞ Annual addition of new subscriptions considering PCT minimum documentation and journal subscription requests by examiners ☞ As for non-patent literature, KOMPASS, Korean Multifunctional Patent Search System, is in place at KIPO for convenient database search GSC-17, Jeju / Korea 5 Standards for Shared ICT

GSC 17 -IPR-05 Standards Documents available for KIPO Exam. • (IEEE) Online search and

GSC 17 -IPR-05 Standards Documents available for KIPO Exam. • (IEEE) Online search and data access through contracts • (3 GPP, IETF) Online download and utilization of documents by examiners • (Other fields) Securement of relevant documents through DDS(Document Delivery Service) when examiners request ☞ Time-consuming search work due to differences in methods for providing standard technical documents as well as search environment at each international standards organization ☞ Some cases of standard technical documents with indistinguishable publication date on websites ☞ Various versions such as final resulting standards, drafts, working group documents, etc. exist for one standard GSC-17, Jeju / Korea 6 Standards for Shared ICT

GSC 17 -IPR-05 Future Plan for Standards Documents • Currently, some free, online documents

GSC 17 -IPR-05 Future Plan for Standards Documents • Currently, some free, online documents being provided to examiners • Prioritized digitalization of free standard technical documents(’ 14, 3 GPP) - Hope to cooperation with SDOs • Digitization of fee-based standard technical documents through collaboration with international standards development organizations in the future - ITU, ETSI, etc. GSC-17, Jeju / Korea 7 Standards for Shared ICT