On their annual meeting in Incheon (South Korea), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) agreed to launch a new task force. The mission of the task force is to explore future joint initiatives related to new emerging technologies and artificial intelligence (AI). The heads of all five offices also met with industry representatives to receive an update on recent developments and to discuss intellectual property issues regarding those topics.

The next IP5 heads of office meeting will be hosted by the CNIPA in China in 2020.