Monday IPDate June 10, 2024

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USPTO and the UK IP office agree to collaborate on policies related to standard essential patents

A new memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on June 3, 2024 by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director Kathi Vidal and the Chief Executive Officer of the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) Adam Williams provides a framework for collaboration between the two offices on policies relating to standard essential patents (SEPs).

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The Indian Intellectual Property Office released the 2022-2023 Annual Report

In May 2024, the Indian IP Office released the Annual Report 2022-2023. The report points out that India has been committed to simplifying the intellectual property review process, raising awareness of intellectual property rights, and promoting commercialization. Data shows that there has been a significant increase in domestic invention patent applications in India.