Monthly Archives: September 2010

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September 20, 2010 marked WIPO’s launch of WIPO Lex, a comprehensive online global IP reference resource which provides up-to-date information on national IP laws and treaties.  WIPO Lex compiles IP data for over 60 countries with substantial coverage for an … Continue reading

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If you’re reading this article on our blog, you’ve seen the new design we’ve applied to www.inovia.com, our new home on the web. More importantly, we’ve upgraded our foreign filing platform and introduced the industry’s first “1-click quote”.  You can … Continue reading

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As many of you know, April 1, 2010 ushered in numerous changes affecting PCT applications in the EPO.  One such change involved the timing for filing a divisional off of a parent application. Prior to April 1, 2010, an applicant … Continue reading

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WIPO recently published its World Intellectual Property Indicators 2010 Report.  Not surprisingly, the data it contains reflects our own analysis of the economic climate’s effect on global innovation over a similar period. There’s a lot to digest in this 145 … Continue reading

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On a recent telephone call, a company inquired as to whether inovia offers patent filing services for the Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle or African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI).  Although inovia currently only offers regional stage entry into ARIPO, … Continue reading

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It’s a few weeks before the 30 month deadline for national stage entry of one of your client’s PCT applications.  The client calls you and tells you one (or more) of the following: The sole inventor has just assigned her … Continue reading

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The USPTO and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks of the Russian Federation (ROSPATENT) have announced the creation of a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program.  The program commenced yesterday and will be in effect for one … Continue reading