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The following news was provided by our friends at Saba & Co., inovia’s agent for PCT national stage entry filings in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia. As of April 1, 2013, the Egyptian Patent Office started operating as an … Continue reading

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Hi everyone, Happy New Year!  Here’s the news roundup for the week of December 31, 2012: inovia news: New York headquarters relocation After four years in the “Flatiron” district of Manhattan, our New York headquarters has expanded and now has … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to our readers! Here’s some foreign filing news to kick off 2013… For many applicants, the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is an invaluable resource for expediting and reducing the costs of foreign applications. The PPH is a … Continue reading

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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

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Back on October 10, 2011, the patent offices of China and Germany agreed to create a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between them. This PPH program, which came into effect on January 23, 2012, is a bilateral work-sharing initiative whereby … Continue reading

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Guest article by Robert J. Sayre of Modern Times Legal. Headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe, the African Regional Intellectual Property Office (ARIPO) may be perceived by many practitioners through a shroud of mystery—admittedly, that was my view when I first visited … Continue reading

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Effective January 10, 2012, the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) will be available as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) for PCT applications filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as … Continue reading

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On September 8, 2011, the US Senate passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“the America Invents Act”) by a vote of 89-9 (which was signed by President Obama on September 16).  A lot has been said about the Act and … Continue reading

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Ian Cockburn, New Zealand and Australian Patent Attorney at PIPERS, recently informed us of some news pertaining to New Zealand and Australian patent law: Despite the submissions following the earlier discussion paper, IP Australia and IPONZ have agreed on a … Continue reading

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Our friends at AFD China recently informed us of news from the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO): SIPO releases five year plan for patent examinationIn SIPO’s latest five year plan, covering China’s patent examination practices from 2011-2015, the office revealed that … Continue reading