Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Hi everyone! Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent news from the last week of September: Shorter pendency and higher patent quality could result from this new program launched by the USPTO. The EU Patent: What should applicants consider before … Continue reading

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Back in June, an agreement was reached establishing a unitary European Patent Court system, opening the door for a single European patent covering 25 nations.  But roadblocks occurring since have left applicants wondering if and when the EU patent will come … Continue reading

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Although there have been some improvements made in the USPTO regarding patent pendency and backlog, there remains much to be desired regarding examination efficiency. Total patent pendency hovers around 33 months and there are over 620,000 pending patent applications still … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

We’re pleased to announce that Carey, Chile’s largest law firm, was selected as 2012’s “Latin America Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers Latin America, the prestigious regional publication from Chambers & Partners.  Carey, and sister IP firm (and inovia … Continue reading

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Hi everyone!  Here is a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of September 17, 2012: Numerous provisions of the America Invents Act went into effect this week. Babson College in Massachusetts tops U.S. News‘ list of … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

As of September 16th, in accordance with the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, a program will be available for small businesses to address their specific needs related to all steps of the patent filing process. Formally called the Patent Ombudsman Program … Continue reading

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Hi everybody! Take a look at the latest in foreign filing/patenting news for the week of September 10th: The newest rule to be implemented under the America Invents Act will ensure that the first person to file a patent application … Continue reading

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Recently, the USPTO published the newest rule to be implemented under the America Invents Act, a bill signed into law last September with the purpose of creating a more efficient and streamlined patent system.  The new derivation proceeding ensures that … Continue reading

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Hello everybody! Here’s the latest in foreign filing/patenting news for the first week of September: The USPTO is seeking comments on a proposed fee schedule in the latest set of reforms being implemented under the America Invents Act. Read more> … Continue reading