Monthly Archives: November 2012

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It feels like we’ve walked this very same path before, but it appears that our destination of a unitary European patent system is finally in sight. On November 19, 2012, the Council of the European Union reached agreement on a … Continue reading

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The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) offers many advantages. It delays the costs associated with foreign filings by up to 18 months. The international search report (and optional international preliminary examination process) offers applicants insight into at least some of the … Continue reading

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Paris Convention vs. PCT Patent applicants planning to file for patent protection abroad understand that timing is critical. For this reason, it is essential to evaluate the two avenues available for foreign filing: the Paris Convention and the Patent Cooperation … Continue reading

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The patent offices of Europe (EPO), the United States (USPTO) and Japan (JPO) met this week in Kyoto, Japan, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the trilateral agreement between them. During the conference, the offices repledged their plans to improve patent … Continue reading

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Hello again, everyone! Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patenting news from the week of November 12th: One USPTO director shares her experience visiting the newly-opened (first-of-its-kind) satellite office in Detroit, Michigan. SIPO has reported that a record number of … Continue reading

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What is the Paris Convention? The phrases “direct filing” and “Paris Convention filing” are synonymous with each other; the process of applying for patent protection under the Paris Convention is commonly referred to as direct filing. Patent applicants who file … Continue reading

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When inovia was founded 10 years ago (then known as PCTFILER), we offered PCT national phase entry into a handful of countries.  Over the years, our agent network has grown (now covering 100+ countries) and we’ve expanded our service offering … Continue reading

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Hi everyone! We fared the storm last week and are excited to bring you another roundup of the latest in foreign filing news: WIPO has announced some new PCT-PPH pilot programs over the last few weeks. Read more> One of … Continue reading

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You may know that our New York office building was without power during the week of October 29 due to Hurricane Sandy, which battered the United States’ northeast coastline. The storm brought significant rain and wind to Manhattan, which resulted … Continue reading

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Take a look at the latest intellectual property developments in China, provided to us by our friends at AFD China: A nationwide survey for the 2013 China Brand Power Index was launched last month as part of a growing effort … Continue reading