Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Here are the highlights from the week of September 26, 2011: Mike Ervin of M.A. Ervin and Associates, has filed around 100 foreign cases through inovia, which has allowed him to scale his business.  Read his story. The Forty-Ninth Series … Continue reading

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Mike Ervin didn’t seek a career in patent law, it found him.  In 1970 Ervin took his Ph.D. in chemical engineering and went to work for DuPont, the science-based products and services company.  For the next 21 years he worked … Continue reading

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Managing IP magazine recently featured an article by Fabrice Mattei of Rouse, our agent in Thailand, on patent strategy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.  In the article, Mattei discusses some of the substantive areas of patent … Continue reading

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Dr. D’vorah Graeser of Graeser Associates International was kind enough to share an article that she recently wrote on a topic that we discuss often on the Foreign Filing Blog: cutting IP costs. Five Important Points to Control Intellectual Property … Continue reading

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Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of September 19, 2011: Fee increase: The USPTO has increased the fees associated with the PCT national stage (along with all other fees), effective September 26. ARIPO update: … Continue reading

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The America Invents Act has attracted a lot of buzz.  Whether it spurs job creation and innovation remains to be seen, but in this article I’d like to focus on the provisions of the Act that are most relevant to … Continue reading

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On September 8, 2011, the US Senate passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“the America Invents Act”) by a vote of 89-9 (which was signed by President Obama on September 16).  A lot has been said about the Act and … Continue reading

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Yesterday in an 89-9 vote, the U.S. Senate passed an overhaul to the U.S. patent system, marking the biggest change to U.S. patent law since 1952.  We have more on that and the rest of the foreign filing/patent law news … Continue reading

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Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of August 29, 2011: The USPTO and Taiwan Patent Office launched a pilot PPH program.  IPWatchdog.com posted some good tips for inventors seeking licensees.  Wired made an argument … Continue reading