Foreign Filing Roundup W/O 26 September 2016

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Good afternoon. We’ve compiled a list of the latest headlines in foreign patent filing news for the week of September 26th:

  • Don’t forget to sign up for our webinar with Managing IP Magazine, “Brexit: The Impact on your International Patent Filing Strategy.” We will discuss Brexit and implications for the Unitary patent and other patent related issues. Sign up here. 
  • The USPTO is harnessing the power of patent data in the fight against cancer. Last month, they launched the USPTO Cancer Moonshot Challenge to enlist the public’s help in revealing insights into investments around cancer therapy and treatments. Read more. 
  • Recently, the EPO and Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) took part in a joint workshop to exchange information on plant related patents and plant variety rights. Read about the initiative here. 
  • Managing IP Magazine recently looked at patent litigation trends in Russia. Since Russia’s IP Court started operating in July 2013, there have been many cases of interest to IP practitioners. Read more. 

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good afternoon!  I think it’s safe to say that winter is officially behind us and we couldn’t be happier at the inovia headquarters.  Check out the latest foreign filing updates we have been collecting from the past week:

  •  A unanimous decision by the US Supreme Court now makes it easier to win patent litigation legal fees. 
  • Now that’s something you don’t see every day! In a surprising twist, a shoe maker sues a patent troll.
  • China’s new trademark law came into effect yesterday, strengthening the legal protection of trademarks and intellectual property.
  • ZTE, a leading Chinese smartphone manufacturer, aims to increase its presence in international markets through increasing its number of patents.

That’s all for this week! Please check back in next Friday and follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP for more updates.