Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of December 5, 2011:
- Progress towards an unitary patent in Europe?: Italy and Spain considering to drop their opposition to the EU patent. More from EurActic
- Revenues increasing from intellectual property rights: WIPO has release a report that finds that there was $180 billion in royalties and licensing fees in 2009. Read more
- USPTO secures 2012 funding: The increased funding will allow for the implementations of the new mechanisms of the AIA. Read more
- Filings into the U.S. on the rise: Over 536,000 have been filed in 2011, up 5% from 2010. Read more
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