Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good morning, readers.  Summer is in full swing here in New York City and we couldn’t be happier after the past winter. We invite you to take a look at the latest foreign filing headlines for the week of June 16th:

  • You should take those FIFA logos off of your Twitter profile now, as they are sending cease and desist letters to users throughout the World Cup. 
  • As most people have heard by now, the USPTO has rescinded the Washington Redskins trademark. This article looks at how much it would cost for the team to change their name. 
  • This quiz is tougher than you’d think: play “guess that invention” now to see if you can figure out the purpose of various 18th and 19th century patent models. 
  • Last week Tesla opened up its patent portfolio to an unprecedented “good faith” use by competitors. 

Please follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP for all relevant patent updates throughout the week.  We’ll see you back here next week for another roundup. 

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Hi everyone! Forbes has declared June to be Startup Month, so the articles we’ve chosen for this week’s Roundup are dedicated to all of the small businesses, solo inventors, and entrepreneurs out there:

  • Inventors, what is required for your invention to be patented? IP Watchdog weighs in on what is “patent eligible” and other necessary rules that come with obtaining your patent.
  • An article put out by the New York Times presents 32 truly remarkable inventions that are likely to shape our future. Number 31 on the list just may be the solution to more stress-free days in the office.
  • So you think you’re an entrepreneur? Take this self-assessment from Kauffman Fasttrac and gain some insight into the personal characteristics that make up your entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Learn about organizational barriers to the innovation process and how to avoid these roadblocks to speed up product push-out and remain competitive.
  •  10 Must Have Productivity Tools For Entrepreneurs: Very relevant for today’s small businesses: Which of these tools does your startup use?

Is your startup seeking cost-savings strategies for your patents? inovia has a Small Business Solutions Team dedicated to the needs of sole inventors and small businesses. Jeff Shieh leads this team, and would be happy to assist you with your foreign filing-related questions. Feel free to contact him directly, or attend one of our webinars for an overview of the international patenting process. Have a great weekend!