Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Hello, readers and Happy 4th of July.  Here are the IP updates for this past week:

  • The Obama administration is set to appoint a new USPTO director, Phil Johnson, a pharmaceutical industry executive.
  • Speaking of the USPTO, the permanent location for the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office opened in Denver, Colorado. 
  • Judge Lucy Koh recently banned the use of certain pejorative terms in a patent suit, including the names „patent troll“, „pirate“ and „bandit“. 
  • The Supreme Court recently dealt a huge blow to software patents, here is a good summary of the ruling

See you next week and have a fantastic holiday weekend!!!