Recently, Deputy Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) He Hua met with a delegation led by Douglas Deeth, President of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI). The two sides exchanged views on topics such as patent examination and international patent coordination. He Hua said that through the meeting, the two sides will not only enhance mutual understanding but also strengthen mutual trust. He also hoped that they will enhance communication further and promote common development. Douglas Deeth gave positive remarks to the important role that the SIPO has played in international intellectual property (IP) affairs, and expressed the willingness to strengthen communication with the SIPO. He also offered suggestions in regard to the Notification of an Office Action and the progress of patent integration.