Monthly Archives: November 2010

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On October 25th the USPTO and the EPO announced a plan to develop a joint patent classification system.  Currently, the USPTO patent classification system is not based on WIPO’s International Patent Classification (IPC) system.  Established by the Strasbourg Agreement in … Continue reading

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A recent article from The Lawyers Weekly highlighted a topic very near and dear to our hearts: doing and/or getting more for less.  According to a survey released by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), corporate legal departments are being … Continue reading

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Similar to our US IP Trends Survey, Managing Intellectual Property magazine conducted a survey on the state of the IP industry in China.  Respondents representing in-house counsel for 80 China-based companies answered questions pertaining to their company’s domestic and international … Continue reading

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WIPO posted a presentation from Procter & Gamble (P&G) discussing their international patent strategies and use of the PCT filing process.  The presentation provides an inside look at the motivations behind a large corporation’s decision to utilize the PCT. P&G … Continue reading

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The Myriad Genetics case decided by Judge Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York in March of 2010 shocked the biotech and patent field by reversing decades of policy and case law supporting the patenting of genetic … Continue reading