Monthly Archives: March 2012

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

Hello to everyone! Take a look at the latest foreign filing/patent law news for the last week of March: On the America Invents Act (AIA): How the “first-to-file” system will benefit your company. Who’s number one? Take a look at … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

Unfortunately, it’s not an April Fools’ Day joke. A new fee schedule for the European Patent Office (EPO) comes into effect on April 1, 2012. Luckily, the fee increases are fairly small. Changes for a few of the more common … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

Hi everyone, here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of March 19, 2012: The EPO is “going green” with a new awareness campaign. This major pharmaceutical case has been top of mind for many people … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

inovia and a group of four panelists discussed strategies for cost-effective foreign patent filing at the AUTM 2012 Annual Meeting last week in Anaheim, CA. IP portfolio strategy, cost-effective foreign filing, Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs, and effective use of … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

Hi everyone, take a look at this week’s foreign filing/patent law news: In the spirit of March Madness, our own Jeff Shieh has dedicated an article to some pretty neat sports-related patents. EPO fees are set to increase on April … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

With March Madness gearing up, it is a given that productivity in the US workplace, law firms included, will plummet. Therefore, in an attempt to satisfy your appetite for sports while imparting at least some legal educational value, this blog … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

Hi everyone, here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of March 5, 2012: Women patent holders are on the rise! These female entrepreneurs have a story to tell. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

  Did you know that inovia now hosts educational webinars? These presentations range in topics, including international patenting strategy and cost-effective foreign filing. To register for an upcoming live presentaiton or view a list of available programs, visit go.inovia.com/webinars. Our … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

Today the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released its annual audit of PCT filings from the last year and, relatively speaking, their findings should encourage optimism. In 2011, 181,900 PCT applications were filed with WIPO, breaking the previous record and … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Hi everyone, can you believe it’s March already?  Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the last week in February: Tech Cocktail posted a good article on the three things entrepreneurs should know about the USPTO reforms. … Continue reading