Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from this week: The Indian Patent Office experienced a decline in the number of patents filed, examined and granted in 2009-2010.  The INPI will be making some changes in order to … Continue reading

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Our friends at David Do Nascimento Advogados Associados informed us that the National Industrial Property Institute of Brazil (INPI) will be making changes in order to speed up the examination of patent applications. This should come as welcome news to … Continue reading

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Last week, I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) Annual Meeting. Presenters included directors from WIPO, law professors, and attorneys from the US and abroad, speaking on a diverse range of … Continue reading

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Ian Cockburn, New Zealand and Australian Patent Attorney at PIPERS, recently informed us of some news pertaining to New Zealand and Australian patent law: Despite the submissions following the earlier discussion paper, IP Australia and IPONZ have agreed on a … Continue reading

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Here’s a recap of the patent/foreign filing news from this week: Applications for patents on inventions and trademarks for Australian businesses have increased for the first time since the global financial crisis. July 20th marked the 175th anniversary of U.S. … Continue reading

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Our friends at HarneckerCarey recently shared some important news for patent applicants seeking protection of living organisms. On May 5th, 2011, Chile joined the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent … Continue reading

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It was a relatively quiet week in terms of foreign filing/patent law news, but there were a few interesting announcements.  Here’s our recap: USPTO progress – the number of patent applications awaiting first office action dipped under 700,000 in June. … Continue reading

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Our friends at AFD China recently informed us of news from the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO): SIPO releases five year plan for patent examinationIn SIPO’s latest five year plan, covering China’s patent examination practices from 2011-2015, the office revealed that … Continue reading

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Here’s a recap of the patent/foreign filing news from this week: Nortel’s patent portfolio sells at auction for 4.5 billion How to protect IP Rights in China USPTO announces new framework for Patent Prosecution Highway Amazon “One-Click” denied European patent … Continue reading

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We’re frequently expanding our foreign filing network to fit our clients’ needs. In the last year, we’ve added both ARIPO and Chile. Today, we announced a new filing destination for PCT national stage entry: Thailand. Thailand became the 142nd contracting … Continue reading