Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of December 12, 2011:

  • The President of the European Patent Law Association issued a press release opposing the EU Unitary Patent Court.  The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe is also opposed to the court due to the high cost it could present to applicants.
  • Apple is stuck in a legal battle with a Hong Kong-based company over the trademark for the “iPad” name.
  • David Mixon, Partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, authored a guest post on our blog providing tips for small U.S. companies seeking international patent protection.
  • Google has been awarded a patent for its driverless car technology.
  • Our friends at the PCT Learning Center informed us that the newest version of WIPO’s PCT-SAFE software (for electronic filing) is now available.
  • U.S. patent explains to kids how Santa Claus gets into their house if they don’t have a chimney.

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