• USPTO’s New Schedule of Fees for Patent
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is setting or adjusting patent fees for Fiscal Year 2020, which is the first fee increase in almost three years. The Final Rule will benefit the intellectual property (IP) community by enabling the USPTO to continue to enhance the quality of patent examinations, achieve optimal examination times, invest in modernizing patent information technology (IT) systems and
    2020-08-14Read more
  • The Second Review of the Draft Amendment to the Patent Law
    The draft amendment to the Chinese Patent Law was submitted to an ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, for a second review on June. 28th. Promoting the exploitation and application of patents Theexploitation of patents is a key link in transforming innovative achievements into productivity. Article 6 of the second draft, on the basis t
    2020-07-02Read more
  • Civil Code: Promoting the New Development of Punitive Compensation for Intellectual Property
    On May 28th, 2020, the Third Session of the 13th National People's Congress voted to adopt the Civil Code of the People's Republic of China, declaring that China has entered the "era of civil code", which is the first law named after the "code" in the history of new China, creating a precedent for the codification and legislation of China's code. In this legislation, because the rel
    2020-06-20Read more
  • Focus on the 2020 NPC and CPPCC Sessions
    As the number of patent applications in China increases year by year, the transformation of technological achievements becomes increasingly prominent. Let the patent right no longer sleep, become the voice of many representatives of the NPC and CPPCC. Establish a Unified IP Trading Market Deputy to the National People's Congress, Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of Jilin Banking And Securit
    2020-05-29Read more
  • Singapore to Offer the World's Fastest Patent Application to Grant
    In conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Day 2020 celebrations themed “Innovate for a Green Future”, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) will offer a pilot programme to accelerate grants of patent applications in all technology fields to just six months, starting from 4 May 2020. The programme – the SG Patent Fast Track - is the world’s fastest application-to-grant
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  • WIPO Launches Online Dashboard to Monitor Operations by March, 2020
    On 15 April, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) unveiled a new online dashboard that allows member state representatives and other stakeholders to monitor the Organization's operations during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new, web-based and publicly available, WIPO Crisis Management Dashboard will provide a view of the evolution of WIPO's global intellectual property (IP) services and its financ
    2020-04-29Read more