UPC Announcements

UPC (Unified Patent Court) A single patent court covering 25 countries. January 16, 2017 – The Unified Patent Court (UPC) preparatory committee has announced that the UPC would become operational from December 2017 and working under the assumption that the...

The Patent Office Role

The patent office is the authorized office appointed by a country’s government that controls and oversees the issuing of patent rights to inventors. The patent office has the right to refuse the granting of a patent right if the invention and or application does not...

Double Patenting Rejections

Double patenting refers to the act of one inventor filing for application regarding the same patent. Normally the act of double patenting involves the filing of claim variations on the same patent. It is often a technique used to extend the time frame of a patent. In...

Patent Classification Systems

Patent classification is used by the various patent offices around the world to ensure an ordered way of patent information arrangement whether the information consists of patent applications or registered patents. The patent classification system of one country is...