Monthly Archives: February 2012

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Hi everyone, here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of February 20, 2012: The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has entered into a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program with the Japanese Patent Office … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of February 13, 2012: President Obama’s proposed FY2013 budget gives the USPTO full access to its fee collections, which is estimated at $2.95 billion.  The proposed budget also … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Last week we announced that several of our foreign associates were ranked among the top patent firms by Managing IP.  This week we’re happy to share that another one of our foreign associates, Brooks Kushman (U.S.), has been recognized.  Brooks … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Welcome to this week’s Foreign Filing Roundup, where we take a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of February 6, 2012: An agreement for a unified European patent is expected “in days,” according to the EU’s … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

Section 10 of the America Invents Act grants the Director the authority to “set or adjust by rule any fee established, authorized, or charged under title 35, United States Code, or the Trademark Act of 1946, for any services performed … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

People often ask us how we go about selecting the agents in our network, which has grown to cover 84 countries across the globe. We are very transparent about who we work with and are also happy to share the … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

On January 29, 2010, the USPTO entered into a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program with its counterpart offices in Europe and Japan. Under the PPH program, Written Opinions or International Preliminary Examination Reports issued by either the European Patent … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news for the week of January 30, 2012: We recently announced our Small Business Solutions Team, which was created to address the unique needs of inventors, small businesses and startups seeking international … Continue reading