Monthly Archives: December 2012

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  The happiest of holidays to all of our friends, family and followers! Here’s a look at what’s been happening in the IP space over the last week: More on the America Invents Act: The final rules have been published … Continue reading

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On January 1st, 2013 the Israeli Patent Office will implement new regulations dramatically affecting official fees for both local and PCT applications entering the national phase. The tables below detail each of the fees required by the Office with the … Continue reading

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Our friends at Saba & Co. IP release a monthly bulletin highlighting intellectual property news in the Middle East. As the longest-established IP firm in the region, Saba is well versed in the area’s many filing jurisdictions. Here’s a look … Continue reading

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Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a look at the latest foreign filing/patenting news from the past week: The European Union made history this Tuesday, as the highly anticipated unitary patent was signed into adoption. WIPO’s latest newsletter outlines the amendments on … Continue reading

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Well, it’s been almost 4 decades in the making, but in a historic session today, the European Parliament finally approved the three sets of regulations that would create a unitary European patent system. These three proposals establish the unitary patent, … Continue reading

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Corporate Counsel recently published its 2012 Law Department Metrics Benchmarking Survey and the key finding is that in-house legal departments are being forced to do more with less.  As a result of the “Great Recession,” many attorneys have moved from law firms … Continue reading

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Hi everyone! It’s been a busy December for us so far; we certainly hope all is well on your end! Here’s a look at some of the latest news happening in IP: The EPO launched the English-Chinese component of its … Continue reading

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Earlier this week, several members of the inovia team attended the inaugural IP Business Congress (IPBC) China event in Beijing. The IPBC is hosted by Intellectual Asset Management magazine and inovia has attended previous IPBC events in San Francisco and … Continue reading

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Fewer and fewer opportunities… The EPO is well known for applying relatively strict criteria to amendments. Compared to, say, the USPTO, the EPO requires virtually literal support for every amendment (we’ll go into more detail about this in another article). … Continue reading