Monthly Archives: March 2011

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On March 25, 2011, I had the pleasure of attending a talk at New York Law School by the Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office David Kappos entitled “Vision for the USPTO in the 21st Century: Ensuring America’s … Continue reading

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Earlier today, our Senior Patent Attorney Jeffrey Shieh presented the findings from our U.S. 2011 Global Patent and IP Trends Indicator as part of an online webcast presented by PatentBuddy.com. You can replay the 23-min webcast from the IP channel … Continue reading

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On March 8, 2011, Finland announced that it will join the London Agreement, bringing the total number of member EPC countries to 17.  Previously, validation of a granted European patent into Finland required translating the specification and claims into Finnish … Continue reading

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 Given the often prohibitive expense of obtaining patent protection in Europe (often due to translation requirements in individual EP countries), applicants have been advocating for a unified European patent system for years.  Respondents to our recent US IP Trends Indicator … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

As mentioned in an earlier post, inovia and a group of 4 University panelists discussed strategies for cost-effective foreign patent filing at the AUTM Annual Meeting last week in Las Vegas. Bringing steps in-house, negotiating with foreign counsel, and carefully … Continue reading