On 2nd March Mr. Richard Thompson, CEO of RWS, visited the Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH) of China. The CEO of IPPH, Mr. Zhu Mingang and the division heads, Ms. Shen Chuan and Mr. Hu Xinhua, attended the meeting.
During the visit they discussed a number of important topics including RWS’s most recent acquisition of Moravia and Article One Partners. RWS and IPPH agreed that greater cooperation on patent data purchasing, IP events, patent database product sales, business channel cooperation, and life sciences could prove to be beneficial. The meeting helped to strengthen the relationship between the organizations.
The visit ended with Chinese Lantern Festival wishes from IPPH. On behalf of RWS, Mr. Richard Thompson expressed his Chinese Lantern Festival wishes and sincere thanks to Mr. Zhu and his team for their hospitality.
On September 15th at the Patent Information Annual Conference of China, RWS Group and Publishing House Co. Ltd. (IPPH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). In this ceremony, the two parties arrived at a mutual agreement regarding intellectual patent information.
RWS and IPPH collectively recognized that patent information is important for the promotion of scientific & technological development and the encouragement of innovation. Also in this agreement, the two parties committed to formalize a relationship and to cooperatively engage in joint activities to share knowledge, expertise and best practices in relation to any matters of mutual interest concerning the utilization of patent information, including patent translation and filing services via our inovia.com platform.
We were pleased to increase our data intake from IPPH and commit to a continued support of the PIAC conference. Below, we have collected pictures from the ceremony:
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