Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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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