Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

Hello again friends and colleagues! The first heat wave of the year has hit New York City, meaning summer isn’t far behind.  Here are some of the top headlines in foreign patent filing news rounding out the last week in May. 

  • The setting of annuity fees stands in the way of a unitary European patent.
  • WIPO released a report that patent applications filed under the PCT increased by 6.6% in 2012.
  • The results of the European Inventor Award 2013 were announced this week. Congratulations to all of the winners!
  • Vermont passed a unique bill targeting patent trolls that will take effect on July 1.

That’s all for this Friday!  Have a great weekend and check us out on Twitter @inoviaIP.


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