Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of October 24, 2011: The USPTO shared details on new developments for the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) Project. Fire shuts down WIPO premises for two days. IPWatchdog (with … Continue reading

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Back in October of 2010, the US Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office announced the launch of a joint program designed to harmonize their patent classification systems.  This program, referred to as the Cooperative Patent Classification Project … Continue reading

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“A good hockey player plays where the puck is.  A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”- Wayne Gretzky To the best of my knowledge, Wayne Gretzky (aka “The Great One”) wasn’t a patent attorney, but … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

This week’s roundup comes live from the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  If you’re at AIPLA, please stop by our booth (#7) to say hello. Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of October … Continue reading

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Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of October 10, 2011: inovia and several of our foreign associates have been ranked top PCT filers by Managing IP. We’ve discussed how the change to first-to-file in … Continue reading

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A Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program (PPH) was launched on October 1 last year between the Austrian and US Patent Offices.  Originally scheduled to end on September 30, 2011, the two offices have agreed to extend this program.  According to … Continue reading

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Effective November 1, Finland will become the 17th EPO country to accede to the London Agreement.  Previously, validation of a granted European patent into Finland required a full translation of the specification.  Under the London Agreement, applicants will only need … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Managing IP magazine recently published its 2011 PCT survey, which ranks firms according to the number of PCT applications they filed due for national stage entry in 2011.  We’re proud to announce that inovia (the only non-law firm in the … Continue reading

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Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of October 3: The EPO announced the accession of Finland to the London Agreement, which comes into force on November 1.  Read more from Managing IP. Steve Jobs, … Continue reading