Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Hi everybody! This is what we found in the way of foreign filing news from the week of Feb. 4th (it’s already February!):

  • One report found that the number of patents being filed in the U.S. has increased by “historically high levels.”
  • Colombia recently named several patent offices (the EPO and the Russian Federation, among others) as new International Preliminary Examining Authorities for local applicants.
  • WIPO has updated its PCT Fee Tables to account for slight changes in international filing fees.
  • How are online portals changing the traditional law firm ecosystem? Two experts weigh in>
  • What inventions do you most wish to see in the near future? The techies at Huffington Post compiled their list, and some of these may just line up with yours!

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