Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of November 28, 2011:

  • EU unitary patent news: EU ministers will meet next week to discuss the proposed European patent court.  More from Managing IP.
  • New PPH pilot: The USPTO announced a new Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program with the Icelandic Patent Office.
  • Are you doing business in China or planning to?  Read IPWatchdog’s latest article.
  • From Patently-O: While the USPTO recently reported that more than 500,000 patent applications were filed during the fiscal year, there has actually been a decrease in new patent filings due to an odd accounting practice.  Read more.
  • New inovia case study posted – A Legal Entrepreneur Builds a Boutique Practice.

As a reminder, if you’re in the Chicago area please join us on December 8 for a panel discussion on doing business in China.  Click here for more information.

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