Hello everyone! With summer finally in full swing here in Manhattan, we are pleased to bring you the latest updates in foreign filing and patenting news. Please take a look at what has been going on in the IP world since last week:
- Six new languages were added to Patent Translate, a free machine translation service provided by the EPO. The new additions include Bulgarian, Czech, Icelandic, Romanian, Slovak, and Slovenian, rounding the list at a total of 21 languages offered thus far.
- China is expected to double fines for infringement, a move that looks to protect exclusive trademark rights.
- The USPTO is on track to issue a record number of patents in 2013, close to a 5% increase from 2012.
- What are your thoughts on President Obama’s intervention on patent trolls?
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