Monthly Archives: March 2013

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

Wouldn’t it be a perfect world if an inventor could file a single application to get global patent protection? Or maybe even on a lesser scale, say, an Asian patent or a North American patent. Does an international patent even … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

Happy Friday everyone! Take a look at some of the foreign filing headlines from the week of March 18th: A new report reveals the growing number of foreign-owned IP firms and the impact it’s had on U.S. consumers. SIPO launched … Continue reading

Posted by Justin Simpson on

You know the story. About 18 months ago you filed a PCT application designating over 140 countries and regions. Now the national stage deadlines are fast approaching and you need to make a decision about which countries and regions should be … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Today, inovia‘s Senior Patent Attorney Jeff Shieh presented the live webinar International Patenting Strategies “101”.  Click on the video below to view this 30-minute program, in which Jeff gives an overview of the international patenting process, provides tips for reducing … Continue reading

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An Overview of Utility Model Patents Utility model patents, also referred to as “petty patents” or “innovation patents”, can be a viable option for applicants who do not have the time, funds or even an invention required for a typical … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Today, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reported that international trademark applications filed under the Madrid system grew 4% in 2012, with 44,018 total applications filed.  Germany was the largest user of the Madrid system with 6,545 applications filed, followed … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Many Australian patent firms are advising their clients to file in Australia and request examination before April 15, 2013. That’s the date the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 comes into force, which will make it much harder … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

Hi everyone! See below for a roundup of foreign patent filing news from the week of March 11th: The USPTO’s new fee schedule is live and goes into effect March 19, 2013. Looking to license your patent? Google wants to … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

The typical applicant is in no hurry to see their patent application proceed through the stages of examination, allowance and grant. Prosecution and allowance/grant cost money. The faster examination takes place, the faster the final form of the claims will … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

We recently added three new countries to our global agent network  for PCT national stage entry: Ecuador, Kenya & Peru. Here is some information about the deadlines and filing requirements for these countries: