Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good morning, readers. Memorial Day always marks the unofficial beginning of summer here in New York and we couldn’t be happier to put the long, cold, and snowy winter behind us.  Please take a look at the latest updates in foreign patent filing for the week of May 19th:

  • In recent patent troll news, legislation protecting companies against non-practicing entities was killed on Wednesday in the Senate. 
  • In a surprising turn of events, Apple and Samsung are giving truce talks another shot in an effort to settle their legal differences outside of the courtroom.
  • South Korea will now participate in donating funds to protect intellectual property. Korea will participate in funding many of the leading projects that are undertaken by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • inovia news: The inovia team got back from Hong Kong last week from INTA’s 2014 Annual Meeting. Read more about the trip here.  

Have a great weekend! Meet us back here next week for more updates.  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP. 

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Hello, readers.  Let’s get right to it. Please read on for all foreign filing updates from the week of June 2nd:

  • This great read by the WSJ explores why patents are on the rise (some of the reasons aren’t what you would expect!).  
  • This is the first implementation of fee shifting rules mandated by the Supreme Court in regards to patent trolls. 
  • In country specific news, Denmark has voted yes on the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The agreement will set up a single and specialized EU patent jurisdiction. 
  • This survey indicates that companies are looking forward to the unitary European patent system. 
  • See you back here next week and have a great weekend!

Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good morning! Please read on for the latest headlines in foreign filing news for the week of July 14th:

  • Patent trolls are suing like it’s going out of style! They now account for 67% of all lawsuits, extracting enormous payments from companies simply by claiming infringement.
  • The US Supreme Court rules that basic business methods are not patentable, even if computers are used to apply them.  
  • Tesla Motors is now fighting an entrepreneur who waited for the company to start selling their cars in China, and then sued for almost $4 million. 
  • The EPO President and Tunisian Minister for Industry have signed an agreement on the validation of European patents for Tunisia. 

Enjoy the weekend and follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP for more IP related upates! 

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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.

Have a great weekend. Please follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP for more updates relating to IP and foreign filing! 

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.