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 filing a Request for Continued Examination (RCE).
  • “Innovations that are protected by IP are worth on average between 180 – 240% more than those that aren’t protected” via InnovationManagement.
  • Deciding Where to Pursue Patent Rights: Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog shares advice on patent filing at the international level and best practices for portfolio management.
  • This chart illustrates the USPTO’s successful efforts to reduce the backlog of unexamined cases over the last 16 months.

Upcoming: Join us for a live event on May 22nd for International Patenting Strategies “101″ to get an overview of the foreign filing process and cost-cutting strategies for patent applicants. And follow us! @inoviaIP

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