Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from this week:
- New PCT member: Qatar is now a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (as of August 3).
- US Patent Reform Bill updates: The Patently-O blog shared that the patent reform bill will be coming to the senate in September. They also posted commentary on the impact the bill could have on the number of patents filed before vs. after its enactment.
- Around the blogs: IPWatchdog posted a good overview of the US patent process; Intellectual Property Watch reviewed the recent decision on gene patenting.
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