Good morning and Happy Friday. Below are the latest updates in foreign patent filing news for the week of July 8th:
- The USPTO and SIPO launched the Global Patent Search Network allowing users to search Chinese patent documents.
- Iran became the 148th PCT Contracting State on July 4th and the PCT will become active on October 4, 2013.
- The search to find a permanent home for the Silicon Valley patent office has been put on hold.
- Recently, patent offices in Singapore and China launched a two year Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program.
That’s all for this week! Please be sure to check us out on Twitter @inoviaIP.