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In previous articles, we’ve reported on developments regarding Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs. In a nutshell, PPH       Read Jeff’s bio programs are bilateral agreements between countries wherein an allowed or granted patent in one country would allow the applicant … 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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In past postings, we discussed bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs allowing an applicant to fast track an application in one jurisdiction based on a favorable finding of the claims in a corresponding application in another jurisdiction. For many applicants, … Continue reading

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Good morning and Happy Friday.  Below are the latest updates in foreign patent filing news for the week of July 8th: The USPTO and SIPO launched the Global Patent Search Network allowing users to search Chinese patent documents.  Iran became … Continue reading

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We recently discussed options for speeding up grant of a European patent. As we mentioned, reasons to expedite grant include the existence of a potential infringer, or the need to obtain grant to enable licensing or sale.   Today, we’ll … Continue reading

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Hi everyone! Take a look at some of the latest stories in foreign filing over the past week: Check out this 5-minute guide to Europe’s newly-passed unified patent court system. Our own New York senator, Charles Schumer, introduced a bill … Continue reading

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Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a bitterly cold week here in Manhattan, so we certainly hope you’re faring better wherever you are! See below for this week’s roundup of our favorite foreign filing news: Facebook may have another patent lawsuit … 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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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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The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a bilateral program between two patent offices that utilizes work-sharing and cooperation to increase efficiency, shorten examination time, and improve patent quality. The USPTO alone has over 30 PPH or Patent Cooperation Treaty PPH … Continue reading