Hi everyone! Take a look at the latest in foreign patent filing news for the week of August 20th:
- The site for the USPTO’s coveted satellite office in Denver was chosen this week, set to open in 2014. Employment is projected to grow to almost 600 over a 5-year period.
- Increased cooperation between the EPO and SIPO has resulted in an important milestone for the two offices: effective September 3rd, the electronic exchange of priority documents will be possible.
- The USPTO is seeking comments for a proposal to reduce trademark fees for applicants that choose to communicate electronically through all stages of the prosecution process. An increased fee is also being considered for paper applications.
- The University of Texas at Austin is holding a Regional Independent Inventor’s Conference on September 14-15th just as the next stage of the America Invents Act is implemented.
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