Since the publication of our 8th annual Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator, we have been featured in a variety of IP publications. Please see below for our feature from WIPR and get in contact with your nearest RWS office with any questions on our findings.
WIPR considered the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) Research in the IP Trends Indicator which showed that nearly half (47%) of the respondents remain undecided over whether they will use the unitary patent. This is ongoing as the introduction of the UPC remains delayed by the German Constitutional Court.
Justin Simpson, founder of the inovia platform, shared that the America Invents Act (AIA) has created uncertainty as those who filed prior to the AIA start date in March 2013 caused a flood of applications at their 30 month date, leading to a surge in filing numbers. Filing trends as reported in the Trends Indicator are now back to a stable level, gradually increasing throughout 2016. Read the full article here.