Assessing the INPI’s workload


Otto Licks

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) probably has the most delays in processing patent applications worldwide. Among the possible causes is the lack of patent examiners. Practitioners have always bought into this idea, but is this actually true? A closer look at the numbers indicates that the scenario is slightly different from the common belief.

Otto Licks, Licks Attorneys, INPI, KIPO, ISA,