Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Hello friends and colleagues! Take a look at the latest in foreign filing/patenting news for the week of June 17th:

  • The chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission is investigating patent trolls and frivolous patent lawsuits.
  • The EPO and Morocco signed an agreement in Munich on Wednesday.  This cooperation agreement renewed access to the EPOQUE Net search system and training programs between the two offices.
  • As this article explains, 2012 proved to be a huge year for patent infringement litigation.
  • inovia news: We launched a new feature on our blog, the monthly WIPO newsletter recap

Have a great weekend and please be sure to follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP!

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Happy Friday!  As fall rolls in and the days become chillier here in New York City, we have gathered the latest headlines in foreign patent filing news below:

  • Currently, the two most popular venues for filing patent lawsuits are in the District of Delaware and the Eastern District of Texas.  These districts account for 45% of total patent lawsuits, as many believe their procedures are more favorable to plaintiffs.
  • Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning recently called out letters sent by a law firm to businesses in his state as deceptive, unfair and coercive.  He has since declared war on patent trolls and publicly stated that “we will not be deterred from protecting Nebraska consumers and businesses by the bully tactics of patent trolling law firms or their clients.”
  • As economies in countries like Brazil, Russia, India, and China boom, this article looks at how these BRIC countries will have a heavier influence over the patent processes in the United States and Europe. 
  • WIPO recently added China’s patent collection to PATENTSCOPE, increasing the database to 34 national and regional patent collections.

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Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Hello friends and colleagues! Here is the latest in patent news for the week of May 6, 2013:

  • Congratulations to Margaret Focarino who was named a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalist this week.
  • New legislation aims to eliminate the number of patent related lawsuits by changing the review process.
  • A ruling out of New Zealand confirms that software will not be patentable in the country under these specific guidelines.
  • Do you know any nominees worthy of being the 40th Annual Inventor of the Year?

Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check in each Friday for the latest in foreign filing news.  Also, make sure to follow us on twitter @inoviaIP!