Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Hi everyone! Take a look at these foreign filing/patenting news bits from the week of April 23rd:  April 26th marked World Intellectual Property Day 2012, first initiated by WIPO’s member states in 2000 as a time to celebrate visionary innovators … Continue reading

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This week we’re celebrating inovia’s 10th birthday! In April 2002, our founder Justin Simpson launched the company with his father Marcel by his side to celebrate. In the beginning, we were known as PCTFILER (later changing to inovia in 2008) … Continue reading

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Our colleagues at AFD China recently shared these news pieces from the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO): Newly revised Measures for Compulsory Licensing of Patent Implementation to come into force In effect May 1, 2012, the Measures for Compulsory Licensing of … Continue reading

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Happy Friday everyone! Take a look at the foreign filing/patent news from the week of April 16th: The EPO recently published its first “Handbook of quality procedures before the EPO” which will serve as a preferred practices guide for patentees … Continue reading

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Today’s guest article comes from Dr. Michael Factor of IP Factor, an Israel-based IP firm. Why patent in Israel? There are several factors that make Israel an attractive filing destination for applicants. First, Israel has preferential trading partner status with … Continue reading

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Yesterday we hosted a webinar to discuss the findings of our 2012 U.S. IP Trends Survey.   The program was presented by Justin Simpson, inovia‘s founder and Australian Patent Attorney, and Jeff Shieh, our Senior Patent Attorney.   If you missed … Continue reading

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The United States Patent & Trademark Office recently launched a new resource designed to assist small businesses and individuals with their intellectual property needs. Called the“IP Awareness Assessment,”this online tool helps enterprises identify their IP assets and then provides the … Continue reading

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Hi everyone, here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent news for the week of April 9th: Beginning June 1st, Israel will provide International Search Reports for PCT applicants. Study shows that IP-intensive industries account for 35% of U.S. gross domestic … Continue reading

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The United States Patent Office (USPTO) and the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that made permanent the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between the two nations. In place since 2010, the PPH allows work … Continue reading

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Hello everyone! Take a look at the foreign filing/patent news for the week of April 2nd: USPTO has chosen Detroit as the location for the agency’s first satellite office. Germany is a prime location for patent suits; specialized court system … Continue reading