Moving more and more toward multilateralism, the EPO and WIPO have embarked on a program to make their search and patent prosecution programs essentially the same. The purpose, lest anyone doubt, is to advantage EPO members relative to the rest of the world, i.e. the US, China, and India. However, we welcome this move as the US and WIPO already closely cooperate and this cooperation treaty will make it less likely that any of the 38 members of the EPO will go rogue on their patent laws.
WIPO and EPO Get Even Cozier