Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Hello everyone!  With summer finally in full swing here in Manhattan, we are pleased to bring you the latest updates in foreign filing and patenting news.  Please take a look at what has been going on in the IP world since last week:

  • Six new languages were added to Patent Translate, a free machine translation service provided by the EPO.  The new additions include Bulgarian, Czech, Icelandic, Romanian, Slovak, and Slovenian, rounding the list at a total of 21 languages offered thus far.
  • China is expected to double fines for infringement, a move that looks to protect exclusive trademark rights.
  • The USPTO is on track to issue a record number of patents in 2013, close to a 5% increase from 2012.
  • What are your thoughts on President Obama’s intervention on patent trolls?

Have a great weekend everyone! Be sure to check us out on Twitter @inoviaIP.

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good afternoon, readers.  With the Holidays quickly approaching, we have been busy gathering the latest updates in foreign patent filing for your consideration.

  • The EPO announced on Tuesday the completion of its free machine translation service, Patent Translate. The program finished one year ahead of schedule, with all 28 official languages of the EPO’s 38 member states included.
  • Australia’s high court found methods of medical treatment patentable, while infringement by cross-label use is fact dependent. 
  • A big congratulations are in order for the USPTO! The agency was recently named the number one best place to work in the Federal Government.
  • An article from our very own Senior Patent Attorney, Jeff Shieh: “How to protect your patents in China”

Have a great Christmas and New Year, everyone! Please follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP for more information relating to foreign patent filing.