Tag Archives: IT for IP

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Not even a month ago, I attended a talk by Director Kappos on the future of the USPTO and the many improvements he had in store for 2011.  Initiatives, such as the Three-Track Examination program designed to reduce the considerable … Continue reading

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The USPTO recently introduced two websites where visitors can provide feedback on the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) and the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP). “The objective is to ensure that the MPEP and TMEP are as accurate, … Continue reading

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On November 30, 2010, the European Patent Office (EPO) and Google signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand and improve upon translations of European patents. Specifically, the EPO will use Google’s machine translation tool to translate European patents into the … Continue reading

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On October 19, 2010, the USPTO, in collaboration with the New York Law School’s Center for Patent Innovations, announced the upcoming launch of a second Peer to Patent pilot program.  Scheduled to commence next Monday, October 25, 2010, the Peer … Continue reading

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Following the recent launch of WIPO Lex, WIPO announces the launch of IP Advantage.  IP Advantage is an online database compiling the IP experiences of inventors, researchers, entrepreneurs and corporations. Developed by WIPO’s Communications Division and the WIPO Japan Office, … Continue reading

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September 20, 2010 marked WIPO’s launch of WIPO Lex, a comprehensive online global IP reference resource which provides up-to-date information on national IP laws and treaties.  WIPO Lex compiles IP data for over 60 countries with substantial coverage for an … Continue reading