Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Hi everyone! We’re wrapping up this week with a look at the best foreign filing news from around the world:

  • The EPO reported a record number of activities for 2012, with over 65,000 granted patents published.
  • The USPTO is teaming up with the Smithsonian Institution to host this year’s Innovation Expo.
  • WIPO’s newly released 2012 IP Indicators Report shows another record year for global patent filings.
  • Our own, Jeff Shieh, provided a quick update on the new PCT-PPH programs that launched this year. Read more >

If you’re an IP professional in the United States, we invite you to participate in our US IP Trends Survey. Each year, we analyze the foreign filing strategies of US patentees and gauge the outlook for the coming year, covering topics such as IP budget changes, preferred filing destinations, and more.