Monthly Archives: June 2010

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During the week of 14 to 18 June 2010, PCT Member states considered proposals to improve the PCT potential contribution to higher quality and more efficiently granted patents at the national/regional level. The recommendations that came out of the meeting … Continue reading

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Many companies are hesitant about pursuing patent protection in China based on a perception of toothless IP protection and that patents there are not worth the paper they’re printed on. After all, this is the country where bootleg and knock-off … Continue reading

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Although many of our clients know granted European applications must be validated, a good number of them don’t have a strong understanding of the grant and validation process. For many applicants, especially those in the US, their post-prosecution involvement begins … Continue reading

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IT Improvements On May 5, 2010, USPTO director David J. Kappos testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the USPTO’s operations, programs and initiatives. In line with the USPTO’s goal of increasing efficiency and reducing the average pendency for … Continue reading