Eyeing Foreign Filing Licenses, Export Regulations

Law360, New York (November 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently cautioned practitioners about compliance with export regulations when outsourcing the preparation of patent applications outside of the U.S., that will be filed in the U.S. Scope of Foreign Filing Licenses, Federal Register, Volume 73, No. 142, July 23, 2008, p. 42781.

Specifically, practitioners were advised that the export of documents and other materials for the preparation of patent applications outside of the U.S., for certain technologies, was subject to various export regulations, as foreign filing licenses were...
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