Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of January 9, 2012:
- The USPTO announced that they will open a 31,000 square foot satellite office in Detroit, which is expected to create more than 100 new jobs in its first year.
- Here’s an interesting article comparing a patent translation done by Google Translate vs. a translation done by Bing Translator. Neither service is designed to handle technical documents.
- Fast Company quantifies the effects of U.S. patent reform.
- Italy is now willing to join the unified EU patent system, leaving Spain as the only opponent.
- IBM gained 6,180 patents in 2011 – marking the company’s 19th straight year on top. Samsung was second and Canon replaced Microsoft as third.
- We opened our third annual survey of the foreign filing strategy of U.S. patentees. Click here to answer on behalf of your company.
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