Hi friends! We’ve gathered some of the latest stories in foreign filing/patenting news from the week of February 11th:
- It’s official! The final rules regarding the first-inventor-to-file provision of the America Invents Act have been published.
- Here’s an interesting read from IPWatchdog’s Gene Quinn discussing the patent backlog at the USPTO.
- More on the America Invents Act: Since the bill was passed in 2011, U.S. law firms have been anticipating the changes set to take place next month, but how should U.S. companies prepare?
- Managing IP released the results of their 2012 Patent Survey, which ranks leading patent firms around the world.
- inovia news: Our agent network continues to grow! Read more >
How do you expect the provisions of the America Invents Act to effect your company? Share your thoughts with us below!
To learn more about the bill, check out the AIA archive of our blog.
Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a look at the latest foreign filing/patenting news from the past week:
- The European Union made history this Tuesday, as the highly anticipated unitary patent was signed into adoption.
- WIPO’s latest newsletter outlines the amendments on PCT regulations, set to begin in January 2013.
- Nice article from PatentDocs details the USPTO’s growing backlog of nearly 100,000 applications awaiting continued examination.
- Microsoft’s Alex Kipman wins 39th Annual National Inventor of the Year Award.
Do you have plans to enter the national stage with your invention? Check out our free PCT e-kit, a great resource for patent applicants planning to file abroad.
Hello to all of our IP friends! Take a look at the foreign filing/patenting news for the week of May 7th:
- The USPTO is testing a new pilot program allowing applicants to have an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) considered without filing a Request for Continued Examination (RCE).
- “Innovations that are protected by IP are worth on average between 180 – 240% more than those that aren’t protected” via InnovationManagement.
- Deciding Where to Pursue Patent Rights: Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog shares advice on patent filing at the international level and best practices for portfolio management.
- This chart illustrates the USPTO’s successful efforts to reduce the backlog of unexamined cases over the last 16 months.
Upcoming: Join us for a live event on May 22nd for International Patenting Strategies “101” to get an overview of the foreign filing process and cost-cutting strategies for patent applicants. And follow us! @inoviaIP