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Now that most of the shouting is over and something of a resolution has been reached, we seem to have entered a quiet period in relation to the European unitary patent and unified patent court. Spain and Italy’s earlier legal … Continue reading

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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

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Well, it’s been almost 4 decades in the making, but in a historic session today, the European Parliament finally approved the three sets of regulations that would create a unitary European patent system. These three proposals establish the unitary patent, … Continue reading

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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

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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

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The next few days marks a critical juncture for the proposed unitary European patent system. The heads of France, Britain and Germany are set to meet in Brussels on June 29th to decide on the location of the European Patent … Continue reading

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Managing Intellectual Property published an important update this week regarding the proposed EU unitary patent. The EU Competitiveness Council met this week in Brussels. One key topic for discussion was the location of the unified patent court, which has been … Continue reading

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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

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  Did you know that inovia now hosts educational webinars? These presentations range in topics, including international patenting strategy and cost-effective foreign filing. To register for an upcoming live presentaiton or view a list of available programs, visit go.inovia.com/webinars. Our … Continue reading

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Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of October 10, 2011: inovia and several of our foreign associates have been ranked top PCT filers by Managing IP. We’ve discussed how the change to first-to-file in … Continue reading