How much do international utility patents cost? If you are thinking of pursuing utility patents in foreign countries, one big factor is the cost. Simply put, foreign utility patents cost A LOT, and “A LOT” likely means much more than you want to spend. You have to deal with not only the foreign patent office, […]
Must U.S. inventions be filed first with the USPTO (foreign filing license)? What about foreign inventions?
Inventions made in the USA A patent application for an invention made in the U.S. must first be filed with the USPTO under 35 USC § 184. What matters is the country of invention (where the invention was created), and not the citizenship of the inventors as far as the U.S. is concerned. Foreign countries may have their […]
When Must a Foreign/International Patent Application be Filed? For utility patent applications, the foreign filing deadline is one year from the priority date. For most US applicants, the priority date is the filing date of the earliest US application, which may be either a provisional or nonprovisional application. What Are My Foreign Filing Options? To […]