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USPTO Issues Patent Number 10,000,000
June, 2018
On June 19, 2018, the USPTO issued patent number 10 million. Historically, the ‘millionth’ patent has always celebrated the rich history and strength of the American intellectual property system, since the first U.S patent issued in 1790. Symbolizing the breadth of American invention, patent 10 million is for a laser detection and ranging (LADAR) system, […] Continue reading
IPI-Award 2018 Recognizes Dr. Tsutomu Kiriyama for International Patent Information Collaboration
May, 2018
A true passion for patent information, boundless enthusiasm, and a deep-rooted commitment to share his knowledge with others. These are just some of the attributes that have contributed to Dr. Tsutomu Kiriyama’s success in traversing international boundaries for the sake of advancing patent information. Dr. Kiriyama attributes the door to the global patent information community […] Continue reading
Freedom To Operate: Time to update your search?
February, 2018
When it comes to freedom to operate you always want to ensure the greatest level of diligence for making the most informed decisions. Have you considered freedom to operate search updates, periodic alerts, or extensions on searches that have been performed for you in the past? This is a cost-effective way to gather new intelligence […] Continue reading
10% Increase in Patent Applications Filed at IP5 Offices
December, 2017
New statistics have been released by the IP5 Offices showing that more that 2.6 million patent applications were filed at the world’s five largest intellectual property offices in 2016. It was significantly noted that this is a 10.4% increase over last year. The IP5 co-operation group, established in 2007, consists of the European Patent Office […] Continue reading
Optimizing Patent Quality and Timeliness between USPTO, JPO and KIPO with the Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program
November, 2017
The Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP) is designed to provide the examiners with the best prior art by combining the search expertise of examiners at the USPTO and JPO or KIPO before issuing an office action in the patent application. The first phase of the CSP was recently completed in the summer of 2017. Building […] Continue reading
The World’s Largest IP Offices, the IP5 Celebrate 10 Years of Co-operation and Issue a New Vision
June, 2017
IP5, the world’s five largest intellectual property offices met on May 31st – June 1st 2017 in Valletta, Malta to review the achievements over the past 10 years and to decide the future direction of their initiatives. Commonly referred to as the IP5, established in 2007, the co-operation group consists of the European Patent Office […] Continue reading