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By Jeff Shieh
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs are bilateral, work-sharing programs between patent offices designed to expedite examination and improve patent quality.
By Jeff Shieh
Recently, Gene Quinn at provided an overview of the U.S. patent process from start to finish.
By Cara DiSisto
Despite the submissions following the earlier discussion paper, IP Australia and IPONZ have agreed on a three-year implementation plan regarding the way patent applications are processed and examined.
In "Managing IP" magazine’s recent IP clinic, IP professionals, including inovia’s own Jeff Shieh, discussed different approaches to handle the questions, "How should I file patents abroad?" and "When is it worth using the PCT, PPHs or just filing nationally?"
inovia founder and Patent Attorney Justin Simpson moderated the session and shared findings from our U.S. 2011 Global Patent and IP Trends Indicator.
By Jeff Shieh
On March 25, 2011, I had the pleasure of attending a talk at New York Law School by the Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office David Kappos entitled "Vision for the USPTO in the 21st Century: Ensuring America’s Innovation Future".
inovia's "U.S. 2011 Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator" provides an in-depth look at the foreign filing strategies of US patentees
By Jeff Shieh
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released its 2010 filing statistics and the numbers reflect a slight increase in patent filings compared to those filed in 2009.
By Jeff Shieh
With 2010 in the books, we decided to take a look at which countries were the most popular national stage destinations for our clients last year.
By Jeff Shieh
The United States Patent Office (USPTO) and IP Australia (IPAU) recently extended the existing Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between the two offices.
The International Bureau of the WIPO has informed the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), that due to changes in the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar with regard to the Swiss franc, the dollar amounts of certain fees for international applications filed in the United States Receiving Office (RO/US).
By Jeff Shieh
The USPTO recently announced a Missing Parts Pilot Program commencing December 8, 2010 and set to expire in one year.
By Jeff Shieh
WIPO posted a presentation from Procter & Gamble (P&G) discussing their international patent strategies and use of the PCT filing process.
By Jeff Shieh
Thomson Reuters recently released a study entitled "Patented in China II: The Present and Future State of Innovation in China", which predicts that China is poised to become a global patent power in terms of volume in the near future.
By Jeff Sweetman
inovia doesn’t directly manage payment of patent annuities (unless they’re due at national phase entry), but the topic comes up frequently with clients who use our foreign filing platform to validate their European patents.