Monthly Archives: April 2010

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

Our agent in Korea, SunYoung International Patent & Law Firm, recently informed us about some developments occuring in the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). Greater Use of Oral Hearings The use of oral hearings during patent prosecution is being significantly … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Sweetman on

Most people who work in IP will have had the experience: you’re standing at a party (wedding, dinner, bar mitzvah, what-have-you), talking to someone you’ve just met.  The inevitable question arises: “So, what do you do?”. I now take this … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

At the AUTM 2010 Annual Meeting, several University Technology Transfer Office (TTO) executives asked us how and why TTOs are using inovia and what benefits they see.  Here’s a brief case study of a current university client: BackgroundThe TTO of … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Our survey results are in! And it looks like belts have been tightened as far as they will go… with IP budgets now stabilizing for 2010.  72% of respondents (US companies, primarily small to medium-sized enterprises) plan to maintain or … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

It seems that the deferred examination fee policy currently in effect in the Japanese Patent Office has caught the attention of the USPTO. The USPTO has just proposed a similar change that would effectively provide a 12-month extension to the … Continue reading