Monthly Archives: April 2013

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

This time last year, inovia celebrated an important milestone.  On the eve of World IP Day, we celebrated our 10th anniversary and took a trip down memory lane.     This year, we’re celebrating World IP Day again, along with our … Continue reading

Posted by Elizabeth Curtin on

Good morning and Happy World IP Day from all of us at inovia!  Take a look at the latest headlines in foreign filing news for the week of April 22, 2013: Here is a message from WIPO Director General Francis Gurry … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

Last Major Obstacle to Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Removed as Europe’s Highest Court Rejects Italy and Spain’s Complaints As previously mentioned on this blog, there are still a number of steps left before the European Unitary Patent and … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

IP professionals’ favorite holiday is right around the corner: World IP Day is tomorrow, April 26. In honor of IP’s special day, the Licensing Executives Society (LES) is hosting a month-long celebration with global events “aimed at connecting IP, licensing … Continue reading

Posted by Elizabeth Curtin on

Hello everyone and Happy Friday! We invite you to take a look at the latest headlines in foreign patent filing news for the week of April 15, 2013: Spain and Italy unsuccessfully challenged plans that will allow businesses across the … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

For the next installment of our ongoing series entitled “Monitoring Patent Costs”, I’d like to detail the European validation process. For most countries, the process of getting a patent is simple. File the application, overcome any rejections during examination, pay … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

The following news was provided by our friends at Saba & Co., inovia’s agent for PCT national stage entry filings in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia. As of April 1, 2013, the Egyptian Patent Office started operating as an … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

April Showers are in full force here in New York City on this dreary Friday morning! With that, we hope you are faring better in your neck of the woods. Take a look at the latest in foreign filing news … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

For even the largest and most successful businesses, patent decisions are all about compromise. No one files in every country in the world, no matter how much money they have or how important the invention. For smaller companies and individual … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

A provisional application is a patent application filed with the USPTO that serves as a low-cost option for establishing a priority date. Like regular patent applications, provisional applications comprise of the specification and drawing (if drawings are necessary for the … Continue reading