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New Workshare Arrangement Aims To Reduce Time To Obtain Mexican Counterpart Patent Protection

The USPTO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) have announced a new worksharing arrangement that aims to make it easier and faster to obtain a Mexican patent for those who have already obtained a corresponding U.S. patent. The agreement allows IMPI to leverage USPTO search and examination results in an effort to significantly reduce the review time of a Mexican patent application.

Accordingly, the time to obtain Mexican patent protection in addition to U.S. patent protection may now be reduced. Additional details may be found at the link below.

USPTO and Mexican Institute of Industrial Property launch new worksharing arrangement.

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About this Author

Matthew S. Dicke Partner Chicago IP Procurement and Portfolio Management

Matthew S. Dicke is experienced in all facets of patent prosecution, freedom to operate and opinion work, and due diligence, as well as patent litigation and licensing. Mr. Dicke serves a global client base, serving as a strategic advisor and global patent portfolio manager for clients throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Mr. Dicke has patent litigation, domestic and foreign prosecution and opinion experience involving a variety of technologies including software, artificial intelligence and machine learning, gaming devices, renal devices, medical...

Alexander T. Katsulis Associate IP Procurement and Portfolio Management

Alex Katsulis is an associate at the firm’s Chicago office where he is a member of the IP procurement and portfolio management practice group and a USPTO-registered patent attorney. Mr. Katsulis focuses his practice on patent prosecution, litigation and post grant proceedings, opinion work, due diligence, and landscape studies. He has experience in foreign and domestic patent related matters involving a variety of technologies, such as microelectronic devices, semiconductors, materials, software, medical devices, digital healthcare systems, mobile device technology, and manufacturing processes.

Mr. Katsulis has experience drafting patent applications, including provisional, non-provisional, and PCT applications, and constructing office actions responses. He has experience drafting opinions such as patentability, validity and strength, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions. He also has experience in due diligence research and analysis for portfolio acquisitions. Mr. Katsulis has experience with post-grant proceedings, particularly being involved in the preparation of inter partes review petitions, and has drafted motions for pending litigation. He has conducted landscape studies to identify strategic acquisition opportunities and analyzed patent portfolios to discern potentially valuable IP for litigation opportunities.