Hello all! Take a look at the foreign filing/patenting news from the week of July 30th:
- The USPTO is continuing to extend PPH programs at a steady pace, with Colombia and Israel among the most recent countries to join.
- The SHIELD (Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes) act was proposed this week as a measure to potentially safeguard innovators from patent trolls.
- What is the difference between “first-to-file” and “first-inventor to file”?
- More on the America Invents Act: USPTO to publish the final rules for the Citation of Prior Art and Written Statements Provision.
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