Posts Tagged: international patent protection


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
9 years ago 0

International Patent Cooperation: Trilateral Conference and IP5

These IP5 Offices together handle approximately 80% of the world’s patent applications. The IP5 began meeting in 2007 and have since worked together to explore ways to further …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Five Pillars of Success for IP Translations

Translating patents isn’t like translating press releases or whitepapers. These materials can be reworded, adjusted, modified, and reformatted to accommodate linguistic nuances. Patents, however, require very …
By Lyle Ball
9 years ago 4

Apple’s ‘Innovative’ Australian Patent Strategy

As readers will no doubt be aware, Australia is one of the jurisdictions in which Apple is currently pursuing litigation against its Android-based smartphone and tablet competitors. …
By Mark Summerfield
9 years ago 10

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
9 years ago 5

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
9 years ago 25

PCT Basics: Obtaining Patent Rights Around the World

There is no such thing as a world-wide patent, although there is something that approximates a world-wide patent application that can result in a patent being obtained …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Cautious Optimism: The 2012 Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator

The report shows that the mood for 2011 was cautiously optimistic compared to previous years, with fewer organizations experiencing budget reductions and a greater percentage of IP tasks …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

USPTO and UKIPO Progress Report on Worksharing Initiative

The thing that struck me most from these survey results was the superiority of USPTO searches. I'm sure you have heard the same criticisms and joking that …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 12

USPTO and Hungarian IP Office Announce New PPH

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding making permanent the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program …
By U.S.P.T.O.
9 years ago 1

AUTM Meeting: Cost-Effective International Patenting Strategies

The university panelists then discussed IP portfolio strategy and their recommendations for evaluating international patenting, as well as their tips for keeping costs down. Susanne Hollinger advised …
By Cara DiSisto
9 years ago 0

Reducing the Cost of Maintaining International Patent Rights

It is with great interest that we at Sentry IP read the report the United States Patent and Trademark Office made to Congress earlier this year on “…
By Jude Tonner
9 years ago 0

International Patent & Trademark Filings Set New Record in 2011

Despite difficult economic conditions worldwide, international patent filings under the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) set a new record in 2011 with 181,900 applications – a growth of 10.7% when compared …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1

Patent Advantage: Laying the Groundwork for International Rights

Indeed, competing globally is a prerequisite to success for most companies in what is an ever increasingly global marketplace. To compete globally American firms engage in licensing, …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4