Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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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