Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good afternoon. An exciting week of patent news has come and gone. Read on for more information:

  • Michelle Lee is waiting on the Senate to quickly approve her nomination as director of the USPTO. However, Republicans will not allow a vote on the nomination until the next Congress session begins in January.
  • The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Israel Patent Office (IPO) recently agreed to a patent prosecution highway (PPH) pilot that will allow applicants to request accelerated examinations of a patent at either office. 
  • The EPO and United Nations Environmental Programme recently did a study which concluded that Latin America and the Caribbean have untapped renewable energy potential. Read more here.
  • inovia news: Please read up on our upcoming events and get in contact with the nearest inovia office to set up a meeting today.

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