Monthly Archives: June 2011

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For many PCT applicants, India has risen as an important patent filing destination.  In 2010, India was the fourth most popular national stage country among inovia clients, tying it with Australia, Brazil and Europe. Our Indian associates informed us of … Continue reading

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Each Friday, we’ll post a roundup of the patent law/foreign filing news from that week. Here’s a recap of this week’s news: America Invents Act passes House Judiciary Committee, changing the patent system from the first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file … Continue reading

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As discussed in previous posts, the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a work-sharing program designed to improve the efficiency of prosecution among international patent offices and help reduce workload and backlog.  Recently, the USPTO announced the creation of PPH pilot … Continue reading

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As a major market and manufacturing center, China has emerged as one of the top filing destinations for inovia‘s clients. Although IP laws in China have improved in recent years, enforcement of IP rights remains a constant concern for applicants … Continue reading

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In January of 2011, WIPO launched the first pilot of the ePCT system.  Though ePCT only contained test data at that time, it was the first step toward an online service capable of providing secure electronic access to PCT application … Continue reading

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In Managing IP magazine’s recent IP clinic, IP professionals, including inovia’s own Jeff Shieh, discussed different approaches to handle the questions, “How should I file patents abroad?” and “When is it worth using the PCT, PPHs or just filing nationally?” … Continue reading