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Tune in to the Global IP Marketplace

Mintz Levin is constantly monitoring the global IP marketplace, and we like to keep our clients and friends aware of impactful developments. Below is a summary of last week’s patent-focused Global IP Matters blog posts.


Did the USPTO Really Improve the “After Final Consideration Pilot”?

In this post, Lisa Adams describes AFCP 2.0, changes to the AFCP meant to speed communications between applicants and the USPTO. AFCP 2.0 was announced on October 1.

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Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal Where Co-owner of Patent Refuses to Join Suit

Shovon Ashraf and Matthew Hurley discuss STC.UNM v. Intel Corp., No. 2013-1241, in which the Federal Circuit recently denied en banc review, finalizing the June decision in which the court held that it could not force a co-owner into a patent suit.

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Marking of Patented Products in the UK

David Wraige and Julian Crump of our London office discuss the first parts of the UK IP Property Act 2014, effective as of October 1.

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