Each Friday, we’ll post a roundup of the patent law/foreign filing news from that week.
Here’s a recap of this week’s news:
- America Invents Act passes House Judiciary Committee, changing the patent system from the first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system (which is currently the international standard).
- USPTO launches three Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programs.
- Spain and Italy are threatening more legal action if EU patent moves forward. Ministers meeting on June 27 are set to adopt two regulations which will approve the creation of a unitary patent system, without Italy and Spain.
- New website allows applicants to sell PCT-based patent rights.
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