It’s been a few weeks since our last Friday Foreign Filing Roundup post. We’ve been quite busy here at inovia – you may have noticed that our website and blog have a new look and feel to them. Also, on 11.11.11, we launched an enhanced version of our global instruction platform, inovia.com. The new inovia.com builds on the features of our existing platform, like the ability to get a 1-click quote for PCT national stage entry and European validation, and offers new features, like the ability to get a 1-click quote for ANY agent in the world. Read the full announcement here.
So here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the last two weeks:
Two new PCT-PPH pilot programs began in November: 1) between the Danish Patent & Trademark Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), effective November 1, 2011; 2) between the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO), effective November 1, 2011.
On November 8, 2011, SIPO and the USPTO signed a Joint Statement of Intent to launch two new PPH pilot programs on 1 December 2011.
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A report predicts that China is likely to become the world’s biggest filer of patents in 2011.
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