The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released its 2013 edition of the World Intellectual Property Indicators. As we wrap up our 25th anniversary year and head into 2014, there are some important trends to note that continue to drive MultiLing’s focus on providing intellectual property (IP) services. WIPO reports that in 2012:
- Global patent filings increased at their strongest rate in nearly two decades – growing 9.2 percent;
- The total number of patents granted worldwide exceeded 1,000,000;
- China topped the ranking for both the source (filings by China) and destination (filed in China) for the four types of IP; and
- Of the top five IP offices worldwide, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) was alone in recording double-digit growth for each of the four types of IP.… [Continue reading]
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According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), nearly 100,000 pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent applications are filed each year around the world, and the trend is increasing. These companies have very little room for error in the work they conduct each day, even with stagnant budgets and an increased filing demand.
In the first 2014 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, Jeremy Coombs, senior vice president of operations at MultiLing, outlines a case study of how one of MultiLing’s biotech clients is able to file hundreds of patents annually in 30+ countries by partnering with MultiLing and leveraging its centralized translation model.… [Continue reading]
MultiLing will be on the road again this quarter with a variety of appearances at IP industry conventions and summits. Watch for MultiLing presentations and exhibits on the importance of centralized translation services in managing your IP portfolio at the shows listed below.
And, if you would like to meet with a MultiLing representative in one of these locations, please contact us at request @ multiling . com to make an appointment. We hope to see you soon!
Inside Counsel recently interviewed Todd Rapier, executive vice president of worldwide sales at MultiLing, for information on how to stretch an IP budget. Building, protecting and monetizing intellectual property is essential in the global economy. But companies are being forced to rethink how they view their intellectual property due to new rules in the America Invents Act, an increase in patent litigation and a stagnant global economy that are all affecting IP budgets.
You can read the full article at Inside Counsel’s web site, and here are some highlights:
- Company IP departments are not getting the budget increases to correlate with an increase in their patent portfolios — especially when trying to cover the costs of foreign filings.
New CFO David Urry to Support MultiLing’s Strong Growth and Continued Global Expansion in IP Translation Services
MultiLing today announced the appointment of David Urry as the company’s chief financial officer. Urry, who spent the last 13 years as the CFO of Aetna Insurance Company subsidiary Medicity, Inc., will drive MultiLing’s financial strategy to manage the notable growth of its IP translation services worldwide. Read the full press release here.
“With the increasing demand for MultiLing’s IP translation services over the past few years and the growth capital received from Frontier Capital this past summer, Urry will help us strategically manage our financial resources for continued growth initiatives,” said Michael Sneddon, president and CEO, MultiLing.… [Continue reading]
IP Outsourcing Trends: Get To Know Your Partner
Todd Rapier, MultiLing EVP of worldwide sales, participated on a panel to discuss Emerging Trends and Considerations in IP Outsourcing at the Global IP Outsourcing Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, Feb. 17-18. Tim Troy, senior counsel at Dow Corning and MultiLing client, also participated on the panel.
The session was designed to give conference attendees practical insights into how the world’s leading companies are tackling current legal and commercial IP outsourcing trends and challenges. The $3 billion IP outsourcing industry is growing exponentially as a result of European and U.S. patent reform, coupled with an increase in patent applications globally.… [Continue reading]
Have you ever stopped to think about what it is that all foreign patent filings have in common?
The answer is translation.
Best practices in the translation process can have a major effect on the overall patent filing and prosecution process. The right people, process and technology in IP services will protect your IP and IP budget with fewer office actions, faster time to grant and reduced risk of invalidation. This infographic that was just published in IPFrontline sums it all up.… [Continue reading]
Intellectual Property News Roundup
New Features On EPO Global Patent Index
Global patent index now includes searchable legal status to help determine if a patent application been withdrawn or rejected, and if granted patents are still valid, expired, lapsed or revoked? It currently consists of the frontfile data provided by more than 60 authorities and the full legal status information (backfile) will soon be searchable. In addition to the three EPO official languages, the Global patent index interface is now also available in Japanese and Spanish. http://www.epo.org/searching/subscription/gpi.html
New WIPO Text On Genetic Resources Misappropriation; Disclosure Still Uncertain
World Intellectual Property Organization member countries are working to get past their differences this week toward agreement on a way to protect genetic resources from biopiracy.… [Continue reading]