Tag Archives: JPO

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Happy second day of spring, readers! Let’s dive right in, please see below for the latest in foreign filing news: Your “March Madness” festivities might be infringing on a protected trademark.  The NCAA has a strict “trademark protection program” outlined … Continue reading

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The five largest Intellectual Property Offices in the world – the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and the State Intellectual Property Office … Continue reading

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Hi everybody! Here are some of the foreign filing stories we’ve gathered from the first week of March: The EPO broke down statistics from a record-breaking 2012, highlighting the historical significance of the new unitary patent. Three judges began work … Continue reading

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On February 15, a patent prosecution highway pilot program launched between the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) and the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO). The new program allows applicants (from both countries) the opportunity to fast-track examination of their application if the … Continue reading

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We’ve gathered up the latest in foreign patent filing news just for you: Officials from 24 European member states signed the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) agreement this week. A recent Reuters report showed a significant increase in patent application filings … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

The patent offices of Europe (EPO), the United States (USPTO) and Japan (JPO) met this week in Kyoto, Japan, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the trilateral agreement between them. During the conference, the offices repledged their plans to improve patent … Continue reading

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Hello everybody! Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent-related news for the week of June 11th: EPO President BenoĆ®t Battistelli is calling for a stronger framework of IP rights for inventors, including “a cost-effective and legally safe patent system.” David … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Hi everyone, here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of February 20, 2012: The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has entered into a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program with the Japanese Patent Office … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Welcome to this week’s Foreign Filing Roundup, where we take a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of February 6, 2012: An agreement for a unified European patent is expected “in days,” according to the EU’s … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

On January 29, 2010, the USPTO entered into a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program with its counterpart offices in Europe and Japan. Under the PPH program, Written Opinions or International Preliminary Examination Reports issued by either the European Patent … Continue reading