Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Hi everyone! Take a look at the foreign filing/patenting news for the last week of May:

  • The European Patent Office ranks #1 for the third year in a row among the “five IP offices“. The annual survey published by IAM magazine and Thomson Reuters reported over half of its respondents saying “quality standards have improved.”
  •  Check out this article by Michael Best & Friedrich LLP aimed at educating entrepreneurs/inventors on the benefits on patent protection.
  • The U.S. Department of Commerce recently wrote a short piece on, you guessed it, the America Invents Act and the repercussions such a change will have on the global economy.
  •  The USPTO is proposing a new micro entity provision to reduce patent fees for small innovators, as part of a larger mission to accelerate U.S. economic growth. 

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