The prompt grant of patents contributes to the successful exploitation of inventions especially when it is urgent to disclose, promote, manufacture, license, assign or enforce them.
Most patents filed in Thailand claim priority of an international or national application. In many cases, the priority application has already been examined by a well-regarded foreign Patent Office when it is being examined by the Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand (DIP). Thai examiners should then be able to examine patents promptly by relying on the priority applications’ examination results. The reality is different. Despite recent initiatives deployed by the DIP in reducing examination backlog, delays in granting patents remain unhealthy. This article explores means to expedite the grant of patents taking into account various issues, including:
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