Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

We’ve gathered up the latest in foreign patent filing news just for you:

  • Officials from 24 European member states signed the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) agreement this week.
  • A recent Reuters report showed a significant increase in patent application filings from the BRICK countries.
  • A new Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program has commenced between the patent offices of Japan and Eurasia.
  • China is looking to double its invention patent filings by 2015, with a emphasis on research investment across all industries.

In other news: The new patent law changes under the America Invents Act are only weeks away from coming into force. Learn more>


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