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The new service will allow the USPTO and the SIPO with appropriate permissions to obtain electronic copies of priority documents filed with the other office from its electronic records management system at no cost to the applicant With this…

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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 March Apple Inc appeared in court in Shanghai to defend charges that Siri its voice-recognition personal-assistant software allegedly infringes a Chinese patent The plaintiff and owner of the patent Zhizhen Internet Technology Co claims its version of the…

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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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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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With a view to the future the Heads of Office had an initial exchange of views on the Cloud Patent Examination Solution CPES and Global Dossier concept which are aimed at simplifying procedures for patent applicants and improving the…

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The question however is whether this increased inventive activity is sustainable in light of the overwhelming backlogs faced by Patent Offices around the world It is great to have a lot of inventive activity and interest in obtaining patents…

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The USPTO always also points out that PPH agreements increase patent quality That is likely true but probably not as directly as you might expect As far as I can tell the benefit to quality comes as the result…

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Under the Paris Route PPH pilot program an Office of Second Filing OSF may utilize the search and examination results of a national application filed in the Office of First Filing OFF in a corresponding application filed under the…

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Believe it or not Patents are enforceable in China Trademarks are enforceable in China Copyrights are enforceable in China The devil is in the details Certainly if you are trying to enforce your patent against a company in the…

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On May USPTO Director David Kappos and China s State Intellectual Property Office SIPO Commissioner Tian Lipu signed a Memorandum of Understanding MOU on comprehensive bilateral cooperation on patents The signing took place during a signing ceremony held at…

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