Israel Patent Office publishes a report of 2010 activity. The Israel Patent Office is doing well with examination, but the amount of patent, trademark and design filings made in 2010 is down at 2005 levels. The recession bites deep.
US Patent Office fails to recognize priority claim in a national phase patent application claiming priority from a case filed over a year earlier where the receiving office was closed.
In a surprising move, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos is considering extending the US Provisional Application pendency from one year to two years. See http://www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2010/10_10.jsp I find the idea a… Read More ›