Posts Tagged: pct


Improving efficiency of the examination process for patents worldwide

The IP5 is the name given to a forum of the five largest intellectual property offices in the world that was set-up to improve the efficiency of …
By Steven Gong
2 months ago 2

PCT Basics: Obtaining Patent Rights Around the World

For better or for worse, there is no such thing as a world-wide patent. There is, however, something that approximates a world-wide patent application that can ultimately …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 1

After Searching: Patent Filing Options and PCT ISAs

According to WIPO data, USPTO, EPO and KIPO are major ISAs for U.S. applicants; about 94% of intentional searches have been done by these three patent offices. …
By Stephan Sangwon Kim
8 months ago 1

Harmonization and the quest for an elusive international grace period

An interview with Jim Pooley, former Deputy Director General of WIPO - The actual changes that we might have to accept in a truly globalized, harmonized system …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 2

An International Economy Means I Need An International Patent, Right?

Before selling your product outside the United States, you need to take into account the vastly different cultural and market preferences outside the country. As anyone who …
By Mark Nowotarski
2 years ago 0

World’s Five Largest Intellectual Property Offices (IP5) Meet in Silicon Valley

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 …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 0

Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 Modifies U.S. Design Patent Law

While much attention has been given to the recent, significant changes in U.S. patent law arising from the America Invents Act (“AIA”), lesser attention has been …
By Ryan Cagle
3 years ago 1

Controlling Patent Costs and How to Say No: Lessons from AUTM 2013

At inovia we often speak to universities about the challenges that they face when it comes to international patenting filing. Many of our university clients face budget …
By Cara DiSisto
3 years ago 0

Universities: Get One More Year on your PCT Patent Filing

Scientifically speaking, there is really very little time the point in time that work in a university laboratory is concrete enough to call "an invention" and capable …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

The AIA is the First Universally Equal Patent Law in the World

The AIA is the tough patent law for the U.S. because of the following reasons: (1) U.S. applicants cannot get benefit of the standard and absolute …
By Ken-Ichi Hattori
4 years ago 3

Senators Submit Patent Law Treaty Implementation Act

Implementation of the Hague Treaty will also bring some welcome changes to U.S. patent law -- for example, the term of design patents will extend to 15 …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
4 years ago 0

Important New Changes to US Patent Law for PCT Applicants

For the international community, however, there is an important change slated for September 16, 2012.  The AIA will changewho is entitled to be an applicant in U.S. national …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

Kappos on the Hill,Testifies to Senate Judiciary Committee

Earlier today David Kappos, the Director of the USPTO, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Senate’s first oversight hearing of the America Invents Act. …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 10

6 Strategies for Managing Patent Translation & Filing Costs

It is one thing to cut costs, but to borrow a popular political phrase – you want to cut with a scalpel, not a cleaver. Thus, keeping in …

Patents World-Wide: Deciding Where to Pursue Patent Rights

The moral of the story is this: First, pick the countries where you want to seek patents wisely, filing obtaining a patent in a country only when …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 25