Foreign Filing Roundup W/O 31 July 2017

Good afternoon readers, here is a round up of this week’s updates in intellectual property news:

  • July 31st 2017 was the 227th anniversary of patents in the USA. On this day in 1790, the very first patent was signed by President George Washington, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and Attorney General Edmund Randolph.
  • The Supreme Court have ruled that all filings will be publicly available online for free as of mid-November this year with the introduction of their electronic filing system.
  • The introduction of the UPC is further delayed due to the legislative changes necessary for implementation in both Germany and the United Kingdom. It is predicted that the UPC will be implemented in February 2018 providing there are no more delays.

We also wanted to inform you that we will be attending a number of events coming up in September: