Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

Welcome to this week’s Foreign Filing Roundup, where we take a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of February 6, 2012:

  • An agreement for a unified European patent is expected “in days,” according to the EU’s Internal Market Commissioner.  We’ll see.
  • The JPO and EPO have reached an agreement on machine translations.
  • The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) recently launched a portal to facilitate cooperation and networking between universities and potential licensees.
  • An article from The Economic Times compares filings across the euro zone: Greece and Portugal filed fewer than 8 applications per million inhabitants with the EPO in 2010, compared to Germany’s 335 applications per million inhabitants.
  • USPTO proposed fee changes are open for public comment.  See our blog article.

Please feel free to share any news we’ve missed and your comments on these topics below.  You can also follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP.

Have a great weekend!


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