Update on French Intellectual Property Law: 
French Parliament Passes "Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation"

On April 11, 2019, the French parliament passed a new bill titled "Action Plan for  Business 
Growth and Transformation" (hereinafter "PACTE bill" based on  French title of the  legislation), which includes new legislative provisions  affecting French intellectual property (IP) rights.

      简体中文      繁體中文

Introduction to Prioritized and Expedited Patent Examination Procedures (Part Two)
Chapter of Japan

Previously, Osha Liang Insights provided an overview of the prioritized patent examination procedures in China (article link).  For the second part of this series, we will focus on the expedited patent examination procedures in Japan.  Japan provides three types of expedited examination programs: Accelerated Examination, Preferential Examination, and Super Accelerated Examination.
Magnifying Glass with the China country Map on white background.
CNIPA Publishes Proposed Amendments to Patent Examination Guidelines

On April 4, 2019, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (the "CNIPA") published its Draft Amendments to the Patent Examination Guidelines  to solicit public comments. This amendment follows the previously amended Patent Examination Guidelines  that took effect on April 1, 2017. 
The Proposed Amendments aim to improve efficiency and quality of patent examination.
April 26th was a picture-perfect day for Compudopt's annual clay shoot. This year's fundraiser was the best ever with over 100 participants. 

Compudopt is a Houston-based nonprofit, focused on bringing technology access and education to under privileged youth. To date they have distributed over 14,000 computers, taught over 70,000 hours of  technology-centric courses, and have served close to 16,000 students. 

Osha Liang was delighted to partner with Compudopt as 
a platinum sponsor for this event.

We look forward to seeing you at INTA!       REQUEST A MEETING
   John Osha                  Tammy Dunn                   Yuichi Watanabe            Jeff Bergman               Keelin Hargadon

Austin    Boulder     Hangzhou     Houston     Paris    Tokyo      Washington, D.C.

Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn 

DISCLAIMER: This information is being provided to you as a service to our clients and those who elected to receive mailings from our firm. The information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. This newsletter does not create any form of attorney-client relationship with our firm or with any of our attorneys.