The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsia Center launches a database of biotech/genetically modified crops and traits that have been approved for commercialization and planting, and for import for food and feed.

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) requests nominations for three members to its Patent Public Advisory Committee and its Trademark Public Advisory Committee.

USPTO updates it registration exam for patent practitioners to “help ensure that newly registered patent attorneys and agents are fully qualified in the most current patent laws, rules and procedures.”

U.S. and U.K. governments highlight progress on a March 2010 joint action plan targeted to “combat the problem of patent backlogs and their effects on the economy and job creation.”