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 allows for hiring more prosecutors to pursue IP crimes.
- New York City has been stricken with "Linsanity" over the NY Knicks' new point guard, Jeremy Lin. But think twice before trying to trademark it.
- An annual survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai found that rising costs and intellectual property rights are the top challenges for U.S. companies in China.
- inovia agent Brooks Kushman (U.S.) has been ranked among Law360's largest IP practices.
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