Monthly Archives: August 2011

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We have previously reported on the patent prosecution highway (PPH) and its ability to reduce workload and increase patent quality by encouraging cooperation among international patent offices.  In another step to expand this program, the United States Patent and Trademark … Continue reading

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Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of August 22, 2011: The Guardian provided insight into what Europe’s unitary patent could mean for software patents.  From Reuters: China’s telecom patent boom heralds innovation era. Our … Continue reading

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There’s been plenty of buzz in the news recently regarding the patent battles raging between tech and communication giants, as these parties spend millions filing applications or procuring outside portfolios.  On a much smaller scale, but no less important to … Continue reading

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Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of August 15: The USPTO issued its 8 millionth patent on Tuesday.  The patent was awarded to Second Sight Medical Products for a “Visual Prosthesis Apparatus” that enhances … Continue reading

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There are some new resources available at inovia.com: Our PCT national phase entry e-kit contains helpful resources for applicants looking to pursue international patent protection via the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).  If you have a granted European patent, download the … Continue reading

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In a recent article on the Australian innovation patent system, our friends at Shelston IP discussed how Dyson is using the system to protect against infringers of its latest technology, the Air MultiplierTM bladeless fan. Dyson, also known for its … Continue reading

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Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from this week: The USPTO is nearing its 8 millionth issued patent! Smartphones to be equipped with… airbags? The USPTO has created a website to provide information and gather input on … Continue reading

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Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from this week: New PCT member: Qatar is now a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (as of August 3). US Patent Reform Bill updates: The Patently-O blog shared that … Continue reading