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USPTO Forum on the PLTIA

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in International IP, Patent, PLTIA, USPTO | 0 comments

Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that they will hold a public forum to discuss implementation of Title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (“PLTIA”). The law, which serves as the implementing legislation for the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (“the Hague Agreement”), allows applicants to file a single international design application to acquire global protection. The...

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Proposed Rules Implementing PLTIA

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Design Patents, International IP, Patent, PLTIA, USPTO, WIPO | Comments Off

USPTO Seeking Comments on Proposed Rules to Implement Title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 New law allows applicants to file a single international design application to acquire global protection Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a proposal to amend the rules of practice in patent cases  to implement the provisions of Title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (“PLTIA”).  The law, which serves as the implementing...

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Annual IP5 Statistics Report

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Harmonization, International IP, Patent, PLTIA, WIPO | Comments Off

Washington – Last week, a coalition of the world’s five largest patent offices – the IP5 – announced the release of the 2012 IP5 Statistics Report. The Report has been designed to facilitate an understanding of operations and patent procedures among the Offices, while providing a means for gauging inventive activity, technology flow, and comparing procedures. The IP5 is comprised of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the...

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USPTO Hosting Software Patent Meeting

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Business Methods, Patent, Patent Prosecution, USPTO | Comments Off

Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its next public Software Partnership Meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the USPTO campus in Alexandria, Virginia. Partnership Meetings are an opportunity to bring stakeholders together to share ideas, experiences, and insights and to provide a forum for informal discussion of many topics specific to the software community. The USPTO received ideas from the public regarding future topics of discussion for enhancing the...

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