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 considering a bill to allow certain patents to be put under a secrecy order, as part of a greater strategy to remain a global economic leader and prevent foreign competitors from getting their hands on cutting-edge technologies.
  •  ”A deal has never been closer.” The future of the unified European patent system will be decided on June 29th in Brussels.
  • A recent study shows the patenting trends of startups in the U.S.
  • The EPO has updated its Guidelines for Examination, broken into 8 parts. You can get your revised version here.

Have a great weekend everyone! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP.

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