Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

Hi everyone, Happy New Year!  Here’s the news roundup for the week of December 31, 2012:

inovia news: New York headquarters relocation

After four years in the “Flatiron” district of Manhattan, our New York headquarters has expanded and now has a new downtown address at 30 Broad Street – which is just steps from the New York Stock Exchange.  To accommodate our growth over the last year, the new office is double the size of our previous space (not to mention it offers great views of the city and the Statue of Liberty!).  If you’re in the area, please get in touch to schedule a visit.

office inovia
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office lobby

Patent law/foreign filing news:

  • The USPTO and the EPO have announced the launch of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system, a global classification system for patent documents.
  • The USPTO issued a request for comments in order to collaborate with the software community on the quality of software-related patents.
  • According to WIPO data released in December, China overtook the US in 2011 as the largest patent office in the world.  This article from The Economist compares the “value” of Chinese patents vs. those in the US or Europe.

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