Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of September 19, 2011:

  • Fee increase: The USPTO has increased the fees associated with the PCT national stage (along with all other fees), effective September 26.
  • ARIPO update: The Harare protocol will enter into force with respect to the Republic of Rwanda on September 24, making it a member of ARIPO.
  • Australia: Proposed amendments to Australian patent law – see article from Patent Baristas.
  • On our blog: Our Senior Patent Attorney Jeff Shieh discussed what the patent system reform will mean for inventors and small companies.
  • From the Washington PostInnovation is down, but patent trolls are thriving.

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