Recognition as Top 3 PCT filing firm in Australia
Leading UK Journal, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), recently announced the top PCT filers according to the number of applications that they filed which were due for national stage entry during 2010. FB Rice & Co is pleased to be recognised in the top three for Australia.
The data is based on details of PCT applications published on WIPO’s website. MIP notes that 'the data is an important benchmark of firms' activity in the patent market, particularly since PCT applications are assuming a bigger role in IP owners' protection strategies. In a report published last month, PCT administrator WIPO revealed that patent applications under the system had returned to growth after a slump in IP filing activity around the world'.
MIP goes on to say that 'if WIPO continues to make the PCT more attractive to users, and Asia's innovators – from Panasonic to Huawei – maintain their enthusiasm for the system, applications filed through the PCT will generate an increasing amount of work for filing firms around the world'.
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