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  • Cooperative Patent Classification At the end of October 2011 the European Patent Office (EPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched a homepage for the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC), announcing the launch of the combined EPO/US classification for January 2013.What is the CPC: CPC is an ambitious harmonization effort to bring the best practices from each Office together. In fact, most U.S. patent documents are already classified in ECLA. The conversion from ECLA to CPC at the EPO will ensure IPC compliance and eliminate the need for the EPO to classify U.S. patent documents. At the USPTO, the conversion will provide an up-to date classification system that is internationally compatible.More information on the Intellogist ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2011, 5:55 AM by Jurriaan Hehenkamp
  • Pluto Project - first prototype The WSI workgroup has been given access to the first prototype of the PLuTO translation tool (Patent Language Translations Online). Our first impressions were quite favorable, even though not all functionality is active yet.The PLuTO browser plugin allows direct side-by-side translation of patent texts from Espacenet, USPTO and other websites. Translation is quick and some helpfull features are available (more later). For more information on PluTO goto the WSI PLuTO project or the PLuTO Project site.
    Posted Sep 26, 2011, 7:51 AM by Jurriaan Hehenkamp
  • WSI information site available The WSI workgroup has set up this site to share information on the WSI projects (past and present) with WON members and other patent searchers / specialists.  The site has been set up in Google Sites, which allow multiple users to create and edit pages and information. 
    Posted Sep 22, 2011, 5:47 AM by Jurriaan Hehenkamp
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