Tag Archives: EPO

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We’ve compiled a shortlist of highlights from WIPO’s PCT newsletter, an excellent resource for IP professionals and patent applicants looking to stay on top of changes to the PCT system. Please see below for a recap of the September 2014 … Continue reading

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Good morning, the latest foreign filing headlines are below: The fifty-fourth series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO will take place next week, from September 22 – September 30th at the headquarters of WIPO.  The … Continue reading

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An agreement was recently signed on July 3rd between EPO President Benoit Battistelli and Tunisian Minister for Industry, Energy and Mines Kamel Ben adding Tunisia as an EPO extension state. Once this agreement has been ratified, applicants will be able … Continue reading

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 We’ve compiled a shortlist of highlights from WIPO’s PCT newsletter, an excellent resource for IP professionals and patent applicants looking to stay on top of changes to the PCT system. Please see below for a recap of the July – … Continue reading

Posted by Elizabeth Curtin on

Good morning, readers.  We hope everyone is staying cool as we head into the dog days of summer.  I’ve gathered some patent news for your consideration from the week of July 21, 2014:  Trademark “squatting” is prevalent in China, preventing … Continue reading

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Good morning! Please read on for the latest headlines in foreign filing news for the week of July 14th: Patent trolls are suing like it’s going out of style! They now account for 67% of all lawsuits, extracting enormous payments … Continue reading

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Good afternoon, readers. Each month, we look through WIPO’s PCT Newsletter to find the most important updates facing the international patent system: Electronic Filing & Processing of International Applications • The total number of receiving Offices which accept ePCT-Filings is … Continue reading

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Good morning, please check out the latest headlines in foreign filing news for the week of May 12th: It was a record year for patent trolls (or NPEs) as a record 6,092 new patent cases were filed in U.S. District … Continue reading

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The first traces of spring were felt this week in NYC.  Let’s hope more warm weather is to follow shortly! Please read on for your weekly foreign filing update: The European Patent Organization (EPO) put together a list of highlights … Continue reading

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Next month, WIPO’s PCT Newsletter will celebrate its 20th anniversary.  They invite readers to send thoughts and reflections on the past 20 years to pct.legal@wipo.int, where you can expect certain excerpts to be included in the anniversary issue. In the … Continue reading