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Date(s) - Wed 08/17/2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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On August 17, 2022, SFIPLA and the US Patent and Trademark Office will be co-hosting a virtual seminar regarding the USPTO’s Collaborative Search Program.  This information session will provide members of the SFIPLA and its partners with a detailed overview of the Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP) program, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as share some information on other work sharing efforts and allow the opportunity to hear views on these types of work sharing programs. The CSP program provides applicants who cross-file their patent applications internationally with search results from multiple offices early in the examination process. It is designed to accelerate examination and provide the applicant with more comprehensive prior art by combining the search expertise of examiners at the USPTO, JPO, and/or KIPO before issuing a first office action.  A one minute intro to CSP can be found at:

 Benefits include: 

  • Greater consistency in examination across offices leading to more certainty of IP rights.
  • Applications will be taken out of turn resulting in expedited first action on merits.
  • Combined search expertise provides more comprehensive prior art.
  • Collaborative examination requires fewer office actions to complete prosecution (on average, compared to non-CSP applications).
  • And it’s FREE to file a petition for your application.
  • Learn all about this program and engage in a discussion with the USPTO by registering for this information session. Registration is limited to 150 members of SFIPLA.

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Time:  12:00pm-1pm PST

Place:  Online (log-in credentials will be provided prior to the meeting)

Cost:    FREE



The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association is an approved provider of California MCLE credit, and certifies that the above activity meets the requirements for one hour of participatory credit.