Good afternoon. Please read on for the latest updates in intellectual property news from the week of September 19th:
- Join RWS inovia and Managing IP Magazine for a complimentary webinar as we discuss Brexit and implications for the Unitary Patent (UP), the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) and other important patent related issues on October 18th. Sign up here.
- According to Managing IP Magazine, filings have increased after the Brexit referendum, with more originating from overseas entities. Read the article here.
- Our Director of Marketing, Larsa Davidson, sat down with Intellectual Property Magazine to discuss foreign filing trends from last year and strategies of US and European applicants. Read here.
- Check out Benoît Battistelli’s blog where he shares his thoughts on current issues. The EPO President’s latest article talks about his recent worldwide tour where he traveled from Manhattan to Milan. We were lucky enough to hear him speak at the IPO Annual Meeting in NYC. Read here.
That’s all for this week. Check back next Friday for more updates on foreign patent filing.
RWS inovia recently attended the 44th Annual IPO Meeting on September 12th & 13th in New York, NY. We had the pleasure of sitting in on a session with Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Organization. In his remarks, Battistelli reinforced the EPO’s commitment to quality and efficiency in all patent related work moving forward.
The EPO was established in 1973 and covers 42 countries with an annual budget of $2.4 billion, which is self financed as an independent organization. The European Patent Organization is the 2nd largest intergovernmental institution in Europe and employs around 7,000 people.
Battistelli discussed Europe as an attractive and lucrative market for innovation, with a growth of 4.8% European patent applications last year alone. High quality European patents are drivers of innovation and secure the competitiveness of the European economy. 27% of patent applications the EPO received originated from the US and accounted for 16.4% of overall growth last year. Other countries driving growth include China, accountable for 22.2% of growth.
Good afternoon. An exciting week of patent news has come and gone. Read on for more information:
- Michelle Lee is waiting on the Senate to quickly approve her nomination as director of the USPTO. However, Republicans will not allow a vote on the nomination until the next Congress session begins in January.
- The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Israel Patent Office (IPO) recently agreed to a patent prosecution highway (PPH) pilot that will allow applicants to request accelerated examinations of a patent at either office.
- The EPO and United Nations Environmental Programme recently did a study which concluded that Latin America and the Caribbean have untapped renewable energy potential. Read more here.
- inovia news: Please read up on our upcoming events and get in contact with the nearest inovia office to set up a meeting today.
Stay warm out there and check back next week for more foreign filing news. Also, please follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP!