Monthly Archives: May 2012

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Europe has always been one of our clients’ most popular and important filing destinations. By filing into the European Patent Office (EPO), the applicant can eventually obtain patent protection in up to 40 countries and extension states. An additional benefit … Continue reading

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Hi everyone! Take a look at the foreign filing/patenting news for the week of May 21st: Attention all New Hampshirites! The USPTO has opened a new Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) in Concord offering free resources to better serve … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Our friends at AFD China recently shared some news from the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO): The Office recently published a report stating that at the end of 2011, there were 2,740,000 valid patents in China, 84.1% of … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

Hello everybody! Here at inovia, we celebrate innovation year-round, but this month is of particular importance as it is National Inventors Month. Started in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA, this month-long event serves as a time … Continue reading

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Perhaps the most common, and most important, question we field here at inovia relates to when the PCT application needs to enter the national phase (or stage; the terms are interchangeable). The national stage filing deadlines occur 30 or 31-months … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released the 2012 edition of its PCT Yearly Review. You can download the full report here, but a few key statistics are: The number of PCT filings set a new record in 2011 … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

On April 24, 2012, the Government of Brunei Darussalam deposited with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its intent to accede to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The Treaty will come into effect on July 24, 2012, making Brunei Darussalam … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

This past week a group of us from inovia attended the 2012 INTA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  It was quite an event and we’re all hoping to catch up on some sleep this weekend! inovia is becoming an INTA … Continue reading

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Hello to all of our IP friends! Take a look at the foreign filing/patenting news for the week of May 7th: The USPTO is testing a new pilot program allowing applicants to have an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) considered without … Continue reading

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Hi to everyone! Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patenting news for the first week of May: In an effort to improve the international patenting process, EPO and WIPO sign a “first of its kind” 3-year agreement establishing work plans … Continue reading