Here’s a recap of the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of August 29, 2011:
- The USPTO and Taiwan Patent Office launched a pilot PPH program.
- IPWatchdog.com posted some good tips for inventors seeking licensees.
- Wired made an argument for reinstating the patent model requirement.
- Here’s an interesting one: Samsung alleges Apple iPad patent is invalidated by Stanley Kubrick’s movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
Next week: The US Senate is expected to vote on the patent law reform bill on September 6. There’s been a lot of talk about the act, particularly around the shift from “first to invent” to “first to file.” Some say that the change will stifle job growth, while others believe it will encourage innovation. We’ll have more on the vote next week.
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