Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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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