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Stories that are tagged 'patent search'




USPTO Announces Three New Patent Partnerships

by Glen Shapiro, LawAndTax-News.com, New York

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has announced the immediate launch of a new patent prosecution highway with the patent office of the Czech Republic, together with the planned launch of two more with the patent offices of the Philippines and Portugal in January 2013. Read Full Story

 

USPTO Implements Landmark Patent Reforms

by Glen Shapiro, LawAndTax-News.com, New York

Monday, September 24, 2012

The most significant reform to the United States patent system in more than a century has taken a major step forward, as numerous provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 have entered into effect. Read Full Story

 

USPTO Publishes First-Inventor-To-File Rules

by Glen Shapiro, LawAndTax-News.com, New York

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published a proposal to amend the rules of practice in patent cases to implement the ‘first-inventor-to-file’ provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Read Full Story

 

WIPO, EPO Agree To Support Patent Cooperation Treaty

by Ulrika Lomas, LawAndTax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

With the aim of further developing the international patent system within the framework of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the European Patent Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization have agreed on a comprehensive three-year technical co-operation scheme. Read Full Story

 

ASEAN Enhances Patent Cooperation Programme

by Mary Swire, LawAndTax-News.com, Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

As announced by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Intellectual Property Offices, their Patent Examination Co-operation (ASPEC) programme has now been enhanced, after a regular review at a working group meeting in Bangkok in November last year. Read Full Story

 

USPTO, UKIPO Issue Cooperation Progress Report

by Glen Shapiro, LawAndTax-News.com, New York

Monday, April 23, 2012

A joint report published by the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office confirms that both offices have been making efficient use of each other’s work, which has led to an improvement in the quality of patents being granted. Read Full Story

 

US, South Korea Highlight Patent Cooperation Progress

by Glen Shapiro, LawAndTax-News.com, New York

Monday, March 5, 2012

The United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Korean Intellectual Property Office have highlighted the progress made on their pilot programme intended to maximize the reuse of work performed by each office, thereby reducing the duplication of examination work. Read Full Story

 

USPTO Consults On New Fee Structure

by Glen Shapiro, LawAndTax-News.com, New York

Friday, February 10, 2012

Under the America Invents Act, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, for the first time in its history, was given the authority to work with intellectual property stakeholders to set fees through the regulatory process. Read Full Story

 

UK, Canada Open Patent Prosecution Highway

by Robin Pilgrim, LawAndTax-News.com, London

Monday, February 6, 2012

The UK and Canada have launched a two-year pilot scheme designed to speed up the process of patent applications. Read Full Story

 

USPTO Updates Rules For Fast-Track Patent Processing

by Glen Shapiro, LawAndTax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has announced a final rule change permitting applicants to request prioritized examination for applications after the filing of a request for continued examination. Read Full Story

 

 

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