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EPO Guidelines 2Day Roadshow - Review Part 2 - Early processing, PCT Direct & Rule 71(3)

The EPO is currently running a roadshow for professional representatives around Europe covering changes to the Guidelines for Examination and other matters such as rule 164 EPC, “Doing business with the EPO electronically”, early entry into the European phase, effective use of procedural options, the rule 71(3) EPC procedure and Article 123(2) EPC. 965 more words


New patent database from USPTO

USPTO launched a new database for patent searching called PatentView. It provides analytic data about patents since 1976.  The platform allows users to view search results according to Patent, Inventor, Assignee and Class. More information here.Source: Intellogist.


Microsoft Windows Media Audio Cannot Open Due to Patent Restrictions

In the world of ever increasing patent wars, you may find that your personal audio files become casualties. Imagine having your computer crash. You purchase a new one, and find that hundreds or thousands of audio files are now unreadable because they were recorded using a patented Windows audio format. 98 more words

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Mad times!

Mad times! When the boys we little and life was so crazy and filled with questions, washing, tight hugs, kindy, lunches, school things, hats, shoes, dirt, dishes, sticky hands, funny kisses, hair cuts, toys and fun! 157 more words

For extra value, present your IP well

Established research in psychology suggests you’re more likely to be viewed positively by an investor if you have addressed your IP, and present that early and well.   594 more words


NASA offers its patent portfolio to start-ups with no up-front payment required

While most people tend to view NASA solely in the context of space exploration, the famed government agency also has a surprising number of inventions to its name. 531 more words