Monthly Archives: January 2011

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

The United States Patent Office (USPTO) and IP Australia (IPAU) recently extended the existing Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between the two offices.  Originally scheduled to expire this year, this agreement extends the PPH program until April 13, 2012. The … Continue reading

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In an earlier blog post, we ranked our clients’ top national stage entry countries for 2010.  Here, we break down the top countries by industry type.    Mechanical/Engineering: 1.  China 2.  Brazil 3.  Canada 4.  India 5.  Japan   Electrical/Electronics: … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

inovia’s 2011 US IP Trends survey is now open for US Patent Owners.  If you’d like to take the survey on behalf of your company or university, please visit http://bit.ly/f5AnfT.  It should take between 5-15 minutes and we’ll publish the … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

The USPTO recently introduced two websites where visitors can provide feedback on the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) and the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP). “The objective is to ensure that the MPEP and TMEP are as accurate, … Continue reading

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The Minister for Industry, Commerce and New Technologies of Morocco, Ahmed Reda Chami, and the President of the European Patent Office, Benoit Battistelli, recently signed an agreement to allow validation of granted European patents in Morocco.  Availability of Morocco as … Continue reading

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With 2010 in the books, we decided to take a look back at which countries were the most popular national stage destinations for our clients in the past year.  inovia ranked 4th last year in PCT national stage entries, according … Continue reading