Posts Tagged: examination


Brazil’s Patent System: Latest Statistics on Efforts to Reduce the Backlog and the Road Ahead

Almost two years ago, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) launched a plan to reduce the backlog in examination of patent applications, which has had positive …

Ecuador May Soon Reap the Benefits of the Patent Prosecution Highway

Ecuador has been participating in a pilot program of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) since 2016 but has as of yet failed to implement the system for a …
By Francisco Gallegos
2 years ago 0

US Inventor sets patents on fire as part of PTAB protest at USPTO

Despite going on with the protest after the USPTO denied a use permit application for the event, a source from the event reports that all planned aspects …

USPTO issues new memorandum on software eligibility in light of McRo, BASCOM

Earlier today the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a new memorandum to patent examiners on recent software patent eligibility decisions from the Federal Circuit. The …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 11

Estimating the cost for filing, obtaining and maintaining patents across the globe

In several jurisdictions across the globe, the costs are a function of various variables such as the mode of filing, the type of applicant, the number of …