Foreign Filing Roundup W/O 14 October 2016

Good afternoon from New York City. Here are some of the foreign filing stories we’ve gathered to take you into the fall weekend:

  • Don’t forget to sign up for our webinar this Tuesday, October 18th at 10am EST: « Brexit: The Impact on your International Patent Filing Strategy.” We will discuss implications for the Unitary patent and other patent related issues. Sign up here. 
  • According to Managing IP Magazine, US patent case filing in US district courts fell in the 3rd quarter. 1,130 cases were filed, down 13% from the 1,299 in the 2nd quarter. Read the full article here. 
  • The legal war between Apple and Samsung reached the Supreme Court this week. For the first time in a century, the Court considered what the limits of design patents should be. Read more. 
  • A new report by the Federal Trade Commission sheds light on companies that play the patent system, boosting claims by many in the tech industry that patent trolls employ shakedown tactics. Read more here. 

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