Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Back on October 10, 2011, the patent offices of China and Germany agreed to create a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between them. This PPH program, which came into effect on January 23, 2012, is a bilateral work-sharing initiative whereby … Continue reading

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Hi everyone, here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of January 23, 2012: The location of the new European Patent Court (Germany, France or Britain) is delaying progress on the unitary patent. The Intellectual Property … Continue reading

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Hi everyone, here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of January 16, 2012: The USPTO issued a report on their study of international patent protection for small businesses.  The findings are not news to us, … Continue reading

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As mandated by the America Invents Act, on January 13, 2012, the USPTO delivered to Congress their study on International Patent Protections for Small Businesses. Though its goals were certainly ambitious and commendable, review of the report indicates that, ultimately, … Continue reading

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Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of January 9, 2012: The USPTO announced that they will open a 31,000 square foot satellite office in Detroit, which is expected to create more than 100 new … Continue reading

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inovia’s third annual survey of the foreign filing strategy of U.S. patent owners is now open.  If you’d like to take the survey on behalf of your company or university, please visit http://bit.ly/AiagFh.  It should take between 5 and 15 … Continue reading

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We previously ranked our clients’ top national stage filing destinations of 2011. Here, we list the most popular countries based on industry type: Business/Finance 1. China 2. Japan 3. South Korea 4. Australia, Europe 5. Brazil Chemical/Materials 1. China 2. … Continue reading

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Happy Friday and happy New Year!  Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the first week of 2012: USPTO Director David Kappos discusses what 2012 may hold in his latest blog article.  The themes are progress, harmonization … Continue reading

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Happy New Year everyone! It’s become an annual tradition for us to take a look back at the top national phase filing destinations for our clients from the past year. inovia was ranked the top PCT national phase filing firm … Continue reading

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Guest article by Robert J. Sayre of Modern Times Legal. Headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe, the African Regional Intellectual Property Office (ARIPO) may be perceived by many practitioners through a shroud of mystery—admittedly, that was my view when I first visited … Continue reading