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Inovia Releases 2013 Report on Global Patent Trends

Patent services provider inovia announced the release of its 2013 report on global patent and IP trends today. In compiling the report, inovia, which produces products for PCT national phase entry, European patent...more

5/9/2013 - EPO EU Filing Requirements JPO KIPO Patent Applications Patents USPTO

Member States Sign Agreement to Establish Unified Patent Court

On Tuesday, the Council of the European Union announced that twenty-four member states had signed the international agreement that would establish a Unified Patent Court (UPC), a specialized court having exclusive...more

2/22/2013 - EPO EU Intergovernmental Agreements Patents Unified Patent Court Unitary Patent

USPTO Issues First-Inventor-to-File Examination Guidelines and Final Rule

In a press release issued earlier today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that examination guidelines and the final rule for implementing the first-inventor-to-file (FITF) provisions of the Leahy-Smith America...more

2/14/2013 - America Invents Act EPO Filing Deadlines First-to-File First-to-Invent JPO KIPO Patent Reform Patents Prior Art USPTO WIPO

USPTO News Briefs - January 08, 2013

USPTO and EPO Announce Formal Launch of Cooperative Patent Classification System - On January 2, both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office announced the formal launch of the Cooperative Patent...more

1/9/2013 - Coopertive Patent Classification System EPO EU USPTO

European Parliament Adopts Draft Regulations on Unitary Patent

On Tuesday, the European Patent Office reported that the European Parliament in Strasbourg had adopted two draft regulations on the creation of the unitary patent. The EPO hailed the adoption of the draft regulations as "a...more

12/13/2012 - EPO European Commission Patents Unified Patent Court Unitary Patent

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