Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good morning and Happy Friday.  Below are the latest updates in foreign patent filing news for the week of July 8th:

  • The USPTO and SIPO launched the Global Patent Search Network allowing users to search Chinese patent documents. 
  • Iran became the 148th PCT Contracting State on July 4th and the PCT will become active on October 4, 2013. 
  • The search to find a permanent home for the Silicon Valley patent office has been put on hold.
  • Recently, patent offices in Singapore and China launched a two year Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program.

That’s all for this week! Please be sure to check us out on Twitter @inoviaIP.

Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!  See below for the latest updates in patenting/foreign filing news for this past week:

  • The United States ranked 5th for the 2013 Global Innovation Index, while Switzerland and Sweden rounded out the top two respectively.
  • Singapore and Mexico signed a memorandum to improve the quality of their patent application procedures this week.
  • For the first time, Africa is set to receive a Chief IP Officer.
  • inovia news: Please make sure to check out our recent post, “IP Enforcement in Honduras – Patent Enforcement Proceedings.”

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