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German patent office selects IBM to implement electronic file system.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-12 September 2006-German patent office selects IBM to implement electronic file system(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Information technology company IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced on Monday (11 September) that the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the central government agency in charge of industrial property rights in Germany, has engaged IBM in a four-year agreement to implement an electronic file system.

The solution will enable the DPMA to complete the entire registration process of property rights, including patents and utility models, electronically. The new system is expected to improve efficiency and expand customer service.

According to the DPMA, the new end-to-end electronic file system will simplify and speed up significantly the processing of industrial property rights.

Final phase-out of the existing IT system and launch of the new Electronic Property Rights System at the DPMA is scheduled for 2010.

Financial details were not available.

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