Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a look at the latest foreign filing/patenting news from the past week:

  • The European Union made history this Tuesday, as the highly anticipated unitary patent was signed into adoption.
  • WIPO’s latest newsletter outlines the amendments on PCT regulations, set to begin in January 2013.
  • Nice article from PatentDocs details the USPTO’s growing backlog of nearly 100,000 applications awaiting continued examination.
  • Microsoft’s Alex Kipman wins 39th Annual National Inventor of the Year Award.

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