Monthly Archives: February 2011

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inovia‘s “U.S. 2011 Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator” provides an in-depth look at the foreign filing strategies of US patentees.  We uncovered some interesting findings this year, after surveying and interviewing nearly 150 companies and universities who are working … Continue reading

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Justin Simpson, inovia’s founder and Australian Patent Attorney, will moderate a panel on 2011 IP trends and best practices at next week’s AUTM 2011 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. While often complicated, costly and time consuming, international patent filing is … Continue reading

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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released its 2010 filing statistics and the numbers reflect a slight increase in patent filings compared to those filed in 2009.  2009 was a low point for international filings, marking the first year … Continue reading

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As one of the “BRIC” countries (the others being Brazil, Russia and China), India has experienced positive changes in both its market size and technological capabilities in recent years.  Consequently, foreign patent applications filed in India have increased as more … Continue reading

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Our good friends at Kilburn & Strode informed us of a recent change to Rule 141 EPC affecting the disclosure of earlier search results conducted in connection with related applications.  Prior to the rule change, Rule 141 EPC stated that … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the USPTO announced details of its proposed “Track One” of the “Three-Track” program, which offers applicants three choices as to the speed their application is examined. On February 4, 2011, the notice of “Track One” will be published in … Continue reading