Tag Archives: PPH

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

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

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

Hi everyone! Each month, we comb through WIPO’s PCT Newsletter to share the latest news affecting the international patent system. As always, there are several country-specific rules, fee changes and patent office notifications to report. You can check out some … Continue reading

Posted by Elizabeth Curtin on

Hi everyone! Here’s what we found in the way of foreign filing news from the week of September 23rd: The Unitary European Patent system is raising litigation concerns for US companies, including tech giants like Google, Apple, and Microsoft. The … 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

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

This article is the second in a series on expediting patent applications (see the first article on Europe). The content was contributed by Patricia Folkins, a partner and the head of the Chemical practice group at inovia agent firm Bereskin … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

Happy Friday everyone! Take a look at some of the foreign filing headlines from the week of March 18th: A new report reveals the growing number of foreign-owned IP firms and the impact it’s had on U.S. consumers. SIPO launched … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

The typical applicant is in no hurry to see their patent application proceed through the stages of examination, allowance and grant. Prosecution and allowance/grant cost money. The faster examination takes place, the faster the final form of the claims will … Continue reading

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

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

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

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

Posted by Lu-Enstad on

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