Category Archives: Int’l Practice and Policy

“Global Dossier” May Lead to IP5 “One Portal” Filings

As reported in Director Kappos’ blog, progress is being made in harmonizing the patent filing process in the IP5 countries. This may be as big an advance in patent law as the EPO – including our hope for a single … Continue reading

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Major Changes to IP Law in Australia Enacted

This guest post by Tom Gumley, PhD, a partner in the well-known Freehills Patent and Trademark firm provides a lengthy guide to the changes wrought by Australia’s new patent law, that was enacted on April 15, 2012. The law brings … Continue reading

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New Edition of EP/UK Guide to Patent Law Published

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys recently published the 7th edition of the CIPA “Guide to the Patent Acts”. This treatise is essential for practitioners seeking to track the correspondence between central themes of US and UK/EP patent law, such … Continue reading

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Common Citation Document Launched By Trilateral Patent Offices

This posting came with a set of presentation slides which you can find at the end of the post. The Industry Trilateral (of which IPO is a member) initially proposed a Common Citation Document (CCD).  In response, the Trilateral have … Continue reading

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