WIPO: International Patent Applications Defy 2022 Challenges, Continue Upward Trend
In 2022, PCT filings rose slightly by 0.3%, totaling 278,100 – the highest number ever recorded in a single year. India (+25.4%) and the Republic of Korea (+6.2%) saw sharp growth in PCT filings.
Korean Intellectual Property Office formulated relief plans for applicants affected by the Turkey and Syrian earthquakes
Applicants and patentee who were damaged in the Turkey and Syrian earthquakes can extend the time for submission of documents required for the review, trial and other procedures.
USPTO’s Council for Inclusive Innovation launches new initiative to expedite patent applications of first-time filers
The new initiative benefits individuals or small businesses qualifying as a “micro entity“ who are first-time filers for patent rights, including those from groups that are underrepresented in the innovation space, by providing expedited initial feedback from the agency on their application.