Monthly Archives: July 2012

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On July 26th, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office released the proposed set of rules which would govern the implementation of the “first inventor to file” provision of the America Invents Act. Currently, the United States is the … Continue reading

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Hey everyone! Here’s what we found in the way of foreign filing/patenting news for the week of July 23rd: More on the America Invents Act: Check out the USPTO’s  latest proposal to implement the “first-inventor-to-file” provision. The UKIPO has extended … Continue reading

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Last month, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China released its Administrative Measures on Prioritized Examination of Patent Applications, which now allows for the accelerated processing of “green” patents. China is now among several other major filing destinations who … Continue reading

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Earlier this month we announced the launch of our new trademark search and registration service, which is available on our website. Using our trademark search engine, applicants and attorneys can search more than seven million U.S. trademarks for free and … Continue reading

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Hi everyone!  Here is a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of July 16, 2012: A recently granted Apple patent could spell trouble for other smartphones. Larry Page, Francis Gurry and David Kappos top Managing IP magazine’s … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

On July 13, 2012, the first satellite USPTO office was opened in Detroit, Michigan. Named the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office, this branch represents the first of four satellite offices to be created by the America … Continue reading

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Looks like I spoke too soon. It had appeared that the last hurdle to the unitary European Union patent was overcome when the European Council reached an agreement to split the European Patent Court between London, Paris and Munich. However, … Continue reading

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Hello everyone! Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patenting news from the week of July 2nd: As part of a larger effort to spur economic development and increase American innovation, The U.S. Commerce Department has officially named the four locations … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the USPTO announced its plans to expand operations outside Washington, D.C. as part of an ongoing effort to spur innovation and create new economic opportunities for American innovators. Decided back in 2010, Detroit, Michigan will be home to the … Continue reading