Foreign Filing Roundup

Good morning, please check out the latest headlines in foreign filing news for the week of May 12th:

  • It was a record year for patent trolls (or NPEs) as a record 6,092 new patent cases were filed in U.S. District Courts. Apple was the number 1 target of patent lawsuits this past year, and the most active troll was Melvino Technologies with 137 cases.  Check out this interesting read here.
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), recently proposed the reduction of fees for trademark applications and renewals.
  • EPO President Benoit Battistelli and President of the Turkish Patent Institute, Dr. Habip Asan, opened a conference to boost cooperation on innovation in Istanbul.
  • The US government is coming under pressure from lawmakers to act against India at the World Trade Organization for violations of patent rules.

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