Author Archives: Cara Verwholt

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With the New Year fast approaching, it’s time once again to look at the top national stage filing destinations for our clients from the past year. In 2013, we retained our status as the largest US filer of PCT applications … Continue reading

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In late September, Managing Intellectual Property magazine posted the results of their 2013 PCT Survey, which ranks the top Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) firms by their number of applications coming due for national stage entry in 2013. I’m proud to say … Continue reading

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Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) is a leading global medical technology company devoted to understanding, developing and commercializing innovative, high-technology transformational healing solutions for customers and patients in more than 25 countries around the world. A pioneer in Negative Pressure Wound … Continue reading

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In 2012, China was the top-filing destination for inovia’s clients and it’s no surprise — the market opportunity is just too large to ignore. But with opportunity comes risk and for years, enforceability issues in China have been among the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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The Patent Cooperation Treaty is an option for applicants looking for widespread global patent protection.  A PCT application must be filed no later than 12 months from the priority application’s filing date, and reserves your right to enter over 140 … Continue reading

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This article is the second in a series on expediting patent applications (see the first article on Europe). The content was contributed by Patricia Folkins, a partner and the head of the Chemical practice group at inovia agent firm Bereskin … Continue reading

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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