Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Earlier this week, it seemed that, just like in previous attempts, the proposed European patent system would go down in flames, with London, Parish and Munich all insisting on serving as the location of the new European Patent Court.  Instead, … Continue reading

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The next few days marks a critical juncture for the proposed unitary European patent system. The heads of France, Britain and Germany are set to meet in Brussels on June 29th to decide on the location of the European Patent … Continue reading

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Despite its standing as both a massive consumer and manufacturer, China has been regarded by many applicants as a risky patent filing destination due to its historically spotty enforcement of IP rights. However, efforts in recent years have significantly improved … Continue reading

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Hi all! Take a look at this collection of foreign filing/patenting news for the week of June 18th: While a disheartening financial crisis looms in Europe, innovative investments remain a top priority for large and small companies alike. Congress is … Continue reading

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On June 7th, 2012, Panama deposited its accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty. The country will officially become the 146th PCT member state as of September 7th, 2012. Congratulations to Panama! The Patent Cooperation Treaty was signed in 1970 and … Continue reading

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Hello everybody! Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent-related news for the week of June 11th: EPO President Benoît Battistelli is calling for a stronger framework of IP rights for inventors, including “a cost-effective and legally safe patent system.” David … Continue reading

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The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a bilateral program between two patent offices that utilizes work-sharing and cooperation to increase efficiency, shorten examination time, and improve patent quality. The USPTO alone has over 30 PPH or Patent Cooperation Treaty PPH … Continue reading

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Hi everyone! Forbes has declared June to be Startup Month, so the articles we’ve chosen for this week’s Roundup are dedicated to all of the small businesses, solo inventors, and entrepreneurs out there: Inventors, what is required for your invention … Continue reading

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“Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.” – Bruce Wayne, CEO & Chairman, Wayne Enterprises I was doing my weekly skim of the blogosphere and one particular article caught my eye. Forbes.com has declared June “Startup Month” on its Entrepreneurs Channel … Continue reading

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To our German visitors, willkommen!  While our blog is still in English, we did launch a German language version of our website yesterday.   Germany is an important market for inovia.  With 18,788 PCT applications filed in 2011, Germany is the … Continue reading