Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good morning and Happy Friday.  Below are the latest updates in foreign patent filing news for the week of July 8th:

  • The USPTO and SIPO launched the Global Patent Search Network allowing users to search Chinese patent documents. 
  • Iran became the 148th PCT Contracting State on July 4th and the PCT will become active on October 4, 2013. 
  • The search to find a permanent home for the Silicon Valley patent office has been put on hold.
  • Recently, patent offices in Singapore and China launched a two year Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program.

That’s all for this week! Please be sure to check us out on Twitter @inoviaIP.