Monthly Archives: February 2013

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On February 15, a patent prosecution highway pilot program launched between the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) and the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO). The new program allows applicants (from both countries) the opportunity to fast-track examination of their application if the … Continue reading

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We’ve gathered up the latest in foreign patent filing news just for you: Officials from 24 European member states signed the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) agreement this week. A recent Reuters report showed a significant increase in patent application filings … Continue reading

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While the America Invents Act (AIA) involves US laws, its ramifications are of potential interest to applicants around the world. While most of the AIA’s provisions are already in force, the final changes that come into force on March 16, … Continue reading

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Hi friends! We’ve gathered some of the latest stories in foreign filing/patenting news from the week of February 11th: It’s official! The final rules regarding the first-inventor-to-file provision of the America Invents Act have been published. Here’s an interesting read … Continue reading

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To keep up with our clients’ needs, we’ve been busy adding several new countries and agents to our global network. Here is a recap of what we’ve added in the last few months:

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Managing Intellectual Property magazine recently published the results of its 2013 “Patent Survey,” which ranks the top firms for prosecution and contentious work in more than 80 countries. As a testament to the quality of our agent network, inovia’s agents … Continue reading

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Hi everybody! This is what we found in the way of foreign filing news from the week of Feb. 4th (it’s already February!): One report found that the number of patents being filed in the U.S. has increased by “historically … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago, we hosted a webinar on the topic of portals and their effect on the IP industry. In the program, legal consultant Duncan Hart presented his views on the commoditization of the IP industry, specifically how portals, … Continue reading

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Do you have a PCT national stage filing deadline approaching in the next few months?  Are you considering filing with the USPTO?  If so, filing before March 19, 2013, will save you a few hundred dollars.

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Last week we hosted a webinar entitled “Portals Are Taking Over the Industry.” In this program, legal consultant Duncan Hart and inovia‘s founder Justin Simpson discussed the commoditization of the IP industry, what effect portals (like our own inovia.com) have … Continue reading