The KIPO (Korean Intellectual Proprty Office) has introduced an expedited examination system for patent applications related to “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR) technologies
4IR Technologies (7): Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, 3D Printing, Autonomous Vehicles, Cognitive Robotics, Big Data & Cloud Computing
- Prior art search results conducted by an applicant (no need to be conducted by a third party)
- Belonging to the seven (7) 4IR-related technology categories
An expedited examination can reduce the total pending time of the examination to 3-6 months, compared to 10-16 months for a normal examination.