Justin Simpson, of RWS recently sat down with IPPro The Internet to discuss patent filing trends in 2016. A key trend he identified is that filing numbers are still being affected by changes associated with the American Invents Act from March of 2013.
Simpson goes on to explain that in early 2016, because patent applications had been brought forward to beat the AIA deadline, there were far fewer filings in early 2016. Now in 2017, all of that has passed and filing numbers are back to the normal levels that they were before the AIA flood.
He also discusses China as an increasingly common filing jurisdiction and references RWS’ upcoming Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator, to be released later this June.
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