The World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) allows nationals and residents in a PCT contracting state to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in the 153 PCT contracting states by filing just one application instead of filing in each country where
The United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) has announced that Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has started to accept petitions for expedited resolution of ex-parte appeals for COVID-related inventions. The authorization to file a petition for a quick review of appeals related to
It might just be the greatest thing since heated seats. In-car seat massaging systems have become a common feature in mainstream cars like the Buick Envision, Ford F-150, and Ford Explorer. But now General Motors is taking things to the next level by filing a
The World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, has published its data providing information on the number and status of patent, trademark and design applications filed through WIPO in 2020. According to WIPO data, a noticeable increase in international patent applications has been observed despite the pandemic.
Since the birth of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, most member states have had to abide by the Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which protects patents and copyrights including those applicable to new diagnostics, vaccines, medicines and medical supplies. In
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Cambodian Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation (MISTI) have signed an agreement that provides great opportunities to patent holders in the USA. According to the agreement, patent holders will now be able to request issuance