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Patents Online Business Newsletter July, 2000 - Volume No. 2 Issue No. 7
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US US Patent and Trademark Office
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JP The Japanese Patent Office (JPO)
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DE The German Patent Office
UK The UK Patent Office
CA The Canadian Intellectual Property Office
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FR The National Institute of Intellectual Property
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CN The Patent Office of the People's Republic of China
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NZ The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
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DK The Danish Patent Office

IP Australia - Closure of Late Boxes

IP Australia's State Office late boxes will be closed and withdrawn from service by close of business on 28 June 2000. In customer consultation sessions around Australia, and at the meeting held 18 August 1999 with the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys IP Australia informed you that they were reviewing their 'after hours' document lodgement processes. Documents may still be filed after hours by facsimile (02 6283 2734, secure fax) and also, in the case of trade marks applications, electronically.
If you would like further information on this matter please phone Wanda Gunawardana, Director of Information Services, IP Australia, on 02 6283 2471. More information.


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News - Headlines...

  • Patent Statistics Map The Rise And Fall Of Nations
    June 2000 - A search on Derwent's patent database reveals that the number of patents filed by UK companies is falling dramatically, just at the point when patents are becoming a vital way of maintaining competitive advantage, and companies are being exhorted to exploit the new knowledge-based economy.
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  • Industrial Property Rights in the 21 century
    "New trends in Industrial Property Rights". The publication outlines the current situation in industrial rights and it presents a strategy for developing the IPR area in the years to come.
    It includes a number of proposals and initiatives by which the Danish government intends to strengthen the Danish IPR-culture and to improve the frame conditions for enterprices in protecting their knowledge - nationally as well as internationally.
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  • $10 million in punitive damages...
    Drug making firm Abbott Laboratories Inc has sued Boston's Children's Hospital and one of its top cancer researchers claiming that they falsely took credit for a medical development in treating malignant tumours.
    The company also wants licensing rights for any drug that results from the discovery. Currently, those rights belong to EntreMed Inc. , a Rockville, Md. company that has rights to 24 patents based on the work of Folkman and his colleagues, the Globe said.
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  • Canadian Trade-marks Journal On-line
    The Trade-marks Journal has just been added to the Trade-marks main page. Journals published since January 2000 are now available.
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  • News of Eurasian Patent Organization
    In autumn 2000 the Eurasian Patent Organization will celebrate the Fifth anniversary of its establishment.On this occasion the International Conference on "The Role of the Regional Patent Offices in Creation of the World-wide Industrial Property Protection", jointly organized by Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and European Patent Organization (EPO) will be convened on October 12, 2000.
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  • Diplomatic Conference Closes With Signature Of New Treaty
    Forty-three countries signed on Friday, June 2, 2000, a landmark agreement that will simplify and streamline procedures for obtaining and maintaining a patent. The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) was adopted on June 1, 2000, and opened for signature at the end of a three-week Diplomatic Conference held under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
    The PLT is open for signature by WIPO member states until June 1, 2001.
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  • Uspto Honored By Computerworld And Smithsonian For Internet Patent Database
    The U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) was named one of five finalists in the Government & Non-Profit Organizations category of the 2000 Computerworld Smithsonian Awards for the agency's Patent Full-Text and Image Database.
    The prestigious Computerworld Smithsonian program recognized USPTO's Patent Full-Text and Image Database as the first-ever public interest access to more than 2 terabytes of full-resolution images of more than 2 million recent patents. Program judges also credited the database with spurring innovation and helping avoid efforts that duplicate already-patented inventions.
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