Monthly Archives: December 2011

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Effective January 10, 2012, the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) will be available as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) for PCT applications filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as … Continue reading

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Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of December 19, 2011: The USPTO revealed a new look and feel to their website. A new report published by WIPO found that IP filings rebounded in 2010 … Continue reading

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Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of December 12, 2011: The President of the European Patent Law Association issued a press release opposing the EU Unitary Patent Court.  The Council of Bars and Law … Continue reading

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Guest post by David Mixon, Partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Once a startup or small company has decided to file for patent protection in the United States, a common question for consideration is whether to also file in … Continue reading

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Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of December 5, 2011: Progress towards an unitary patent in Europe?: Italy and Spain considering to drop their opposition to the EU patent. More from EurActic Revenues increasing … Continue reading

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Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs are bilateral, work-sharing programs between patent offices designed to expedite examination and improve patent quality. In recent years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has entered into multiple PPHs with foreign patent offices, … Continue reading

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Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of November 28, 2011: EU unitary patent news: EU ministers will meet next week to discuss the proposed European patent court.  More from Managing IP. New PPH pilot: … Continue reading

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Ying Chen found herself at a career crossroads. She had earned a Ph.D. in applied physics then later a law degree and went to work at a large, global law firm where she specialized in intellectual property (IP) matters. Two … Continue reading