Good morning, please check out the latest headlines in foreign filing news for the week of May 12th:
- It was a record year for patent trolls (or NPEs) as a record 6,092 new patent cases were filed in U.S. District Courts. Apple was the number 1 target of patent lawsuits this past year, and the most active troll was Melvino Technologies with 137 cases. Check out this interesting read here.
- The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), recently proposed the reduction of fees for trademark applications and renewals.
- EPO President Benoit Battistelli and President of the Turkish Patent Institute, Dr. Habip Asan, opened a conference to boost cooperation on innovation in Istanbul.
- The US government is coming under pressure from lawmakers to act against India at the World Trade Organization for violations of patent rules.
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