Posted on October 19, 2018

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), wrapped up a training programme on researching and examining patent applications across several fields. The programme was aimed at training employees of the ministry’s Intellectual Property Rights Protection Department on the latest research and examination procedures of patent applications. 

In a statement, the MEC said the programme also aimed to promote the exchange of expertise in the field and familiarise employees with international standards in terms of researching and examining patent applications. The four-day training programme, which was delivered in co-operation with Dr Melinder Lutiz, an expert at WIPO, featured a number of sessions. These included a general introduction to patents and information relating to the content of a patent application. Other sessions focused on how to conduct technical research and examine patent applications, which databases to access to conduct the research and technical examination of the application and how to develop the International Patent Classification, according to the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification. 

The programme also included practical training on researching and examining real applications submitted to Qatar’s patent office.

source: Gullf Times