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Posted by Elizabeth Curtin on

Hello again friends and colleagues! The first heat wave of the year has hit New York City, meaning summer isn’t far behind.  Here are some of the top headlines in foreign patent filing news rounding out the last week in … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

It feels like we’ve walked this very same path before, but it appears that our destination of a unitary European patent system is finally in sight. On November 19, 2012, the Council of the European Union reached agreement on a … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

After a long gestation period, the London Agreement finally entered into force back on May 1, 2008. Its aim was to reduce the cost and complexity of validating European patents in individual countries following grant by the European Patent Office … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Back in June, an agreement was reached establishing a unitary European Patent Court system, opening the door for a single European patent covering 25 nations.  But roadblocks occurring since have left applicants wondering if and when the EU patent will come … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

Looks like I spoke too soon. It had appeared that the last hurdle to the unitary European Union patent was overcome when the European Council reached an agreement to split the European Patent Court between London, Paris and Munich. However, … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

Earlier this week, it seemed that, just like in previous attempts, the proposed European patent system would go down in flames, with London, Parish and Munich all insisting on serving as the location of the new European Patent Court.  Instead, … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Europe has always been one of our clients’ most popular and important filing destinations. By filing into the European Patent Office (EPO), the applicant can eventually obtain patent protection in up to 40 countries and extension states. An additional benefit … Continue reading