Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

It’s time for the roundup! I hope everyone had a fantastic 4th of July, let’s get right down to it. Check out the latest headlines in foreign patent filing for the week of July 7th:

  • The search for the next head of the US Patent and Trademark Office continues! The plan to name Phil Johnson, executive of Johnson & Johnson, caught severe backlash from the technology industry and proponents of patent reform.
  • 5 of 13 required states have ratified the Unified Patent Court, showing that it is more likely than not that Unitary Patents will become a reality in 2016. 
  • “One Company’s Trash is Another’s Treasure in Patent World”: This article shows how patent sales are on the rise. 
  • The popular world cup chant “I believe that we will win” might be trademarked by San Diego State. 

That’s all for this week. Follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP for more updates relating to intellectual property and foreign patent filing.


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