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    EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATIONS

    Key Facts Every year there are more than 200,000 European patent applications filed at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich A European patent is valid for 20 years and can have effect in over 35 countries in Europe Virtually all work can be carried out in English by a European Patent...

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    Telecommunication – Patent trends (Week Oct. 01, 2012 to Oct. 07, 2012)

    Sony Corporation, Qualcomm, Samsung and Fujitsu among top filers this week.   Kai-Li Jiang, Xiao-Yang Lin, Lin Xiao and Shou-Shan Fan are the top inventors in this category with 9 patents published each. Download list of 1845 patents

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    Physical QWERTY keyboards making a comeback – Samsung patents a touch phone with retractable QWERTY keyboard

    While touch screen based interfaces are increasingly becoming the norm on most phones, there continues to be a strong fan following of phones with a physical QWERTY keyboard, like most models of Blackberry. The reason is simple. When it comes to extensive typing (e.g. email/SMS), the experience of physical feedback to every...

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    INTERNATIONAL PATENT APPLICATION

    Key Facts There is no such thing as a world patent One Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application allows you to enter patent applications in over 140 countries A PCT application enables you to get your patent application in order before national and/or regional patent application filings and thereby reducing costs overall PCT...