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Patent filings at the European Patent Office EPO hit a new record in with applications coming from the US growing by Last year US companies deposited or of all European patent filings which confirms the US as the No…

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WASHINGTON The U S Department of Commerce s United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO hosted a meeting of the heads of the world s five largest intellectual property offices in Cupertino California Known as the IP members include…

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On February members of the European Union signed a unified patent court agreement in Brussels Belgium Bulgaria is expected to sign once it completes internal administrative procedures but because the single patent will only need to be in English…

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In an Advisory Committee AC was instructed by the Hong Kong Government to conduct a review of the Hong Kong Patent System On February the AC issued its formal Report pages long recommending various changes to the system which…

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An ambitious harmonization effort CPC is the product of a joint partnership between the USPTO and the EPO to develop a common internationally compatible classification system for technical documents used in the patent granting process that incorporates the best…

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The European patent with unitary effect unitary patent in the participating states is based on two regulations one creating the instrument and one on the applicable language regime for the new patent The EPO has been entrusted by EU…

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These IP Offices together handle approximately of the world s patent applications The IP began meeting in and have since worked together to explore ways to further optimize their joint efforts to improve quality and efficiency of the examination…

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Pierre Favre an examiner from the European Patent Office who is one of examiners working in the area of solar cell technology and Tina Heuter an artist from Berlin Germany worked together for many years to create a representation…

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The U S Commerce Department s United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO and the European Patent Office EPO today announced early publication of a classification system meant to speed the patent granting process for applicants to both Offices…

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The good news is that signal claims and broad claims to computer program products are obtainable in Europe However such claims are only grantable if the necessary language is present in the European application or the International application as…

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Today I give you great Twitter accounts to follow if you are interested in staying up on intellectual property around the world with a heavy emphasis on Europe and Australia because those are the primary jurisdictions that speak English…

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Because U S C prohibits the USPTO from providing information about an as-yet unpublished application to a third party without the applicant s consent timely delivery of pre-publication search results requires applicant cooperation in providing the USPTO with the…

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