Good afternoon. The temperatures are dropping in New York City, we hope you are faring better in your neck of the woods. Please read below for the latest updates in foreign patent filing for the week of November 18th:
- The Innovation Act is expected to pass the House Judiciary Committee, a legislative measure that aims to combat abusive patent lawsuits.
- The US Patent and Trademark Office selected San Jose City Hall as the permanent space for their Silicon Valley satellite office.
- The IP5 (the European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, Korean Intellectual Property Office, State Intellectual Property Office, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office), reported an 11% growth in filings for 2012.
- This start-up prevailed in a suit against a patent bully – only after 14 months, thousands of documents, hours of depositions, and mountains of legal fees.
That’s a wrap for this week. As always, please be sure to follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP for updates.