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As a major market and manufacturing center, China has emerged as one of the top filing destinations for inovia‘s clients. Although IP laws in China have improved in recent years, enforcement of IP rights remains a constant concern for applicants … Continue reading

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Similar to our US IP Trends Survey, Managing Intellectual Property magazine conducted a survey on the state of the IP industry in China.  Respondents representing in-house counsel for 80 China-based companies answered questions pertaining to their company’s domestic and international … Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters recently released a study entitled “Patented in China II: The Present and Future State of Innovation in China”, which predicts that China is poised to become a global patent power in terms of volume in the near future.  … 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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As we alluded to in our last blog post, the cost of translation work can be a crippling factor when it comes to seeking patent protection.   When looking to outsource your translation work, you should remember that translating your claims is … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

With IP budgets experiencing significant cutbacks in the last year, many applicants have struggled to maintain the same level of global protection they were able to achieve in “fatter” times.  As a result, many applicants must grudgingly reduce the number … Continue reading

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Nearly all applicants pursuing international patent protection are aware of the importance of choosing a competent foreign agent, but often do not know exactly what factors to look for when selecting one. Some applicants simply rely on the network of … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Sweetman on

While we presently accept externally-prepared translations in principle, we sometimes find that translations we receive from clients are not of high quality. Additional costs are then incurred in having our agents “fix” the translation.  Worse (if it’s not bad enough), … Continue reading