Meeting with the Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
On the sidelines of the WIPO Assemblies 2013 the President of the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic (IPO SR) Ľuboš Knoth conducted bilateral meeting with the Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Teresa Stanek Rea. They discussed the future mutual co-operation mainly in patent area, e.g. motivating businesses benefit from the patent protection, exploitation of the Patent Prosecution Highway, looking for mutual inspiration to improve the business environment, improving administrative procedure on patents, etc. They also discussed education in the field of intellectual property at all school levels (which the IPO SR recently successfully started), where the U.S. side offered an active cooperation in developing strategies and dissemination of information aimed at young people. Finally, the President of the IPO SR invited Teresa Stanek Rea to the official visit to the IPO SR.