What PCT strategy would help a US national stage application?

Is there a PCT strategy that will benefit your US national stage? The PCT application is more than something to push back deadlines. While the deferral benefits of a PCT application may be more well known, the PCT can be an effective tool to streamline national stage filings. In fact, the PCT application can help […]

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How to prepare a PCT application for US national stage entry

How to prepare a PCT application for optimal US national stage entry PCT applications are typically filed in the country of the applicant or with International Bureau. Though an applicant may desire international patent protection, the PCT application is usually drafted by the local patent counsel in the applicant’s home country. So a PCT application […]

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From PCT to US National Stage: How to get the initial filing right

Before filing a US national stage patent application A PCT application provides several benefits beyond merely delaying the costs of filing individual national stage applications in desired countries. By taking advantage of these optional strategies while the PCT application is pending, an applicant can place their patent application in a more strategically effective position for […]

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PCT Bypass: Another way to enter US?

Is national stage the only way a PCT application can enter the US? No, an alternative option to enter the US from a PCT application is called a bypass application. A bypass application is filed as a US continuing application claiming domestic priority to the PCT application as if it were a US parent nonprovisional […]

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How much does a US national stage application cost?

What is the cost of filing a US national stage application? The initial cost of filing a Us national stage application based on a PCT application can vary widely depending upon teh US law firm or attorney. Some US firms charge hourly rates while others, like ours, charge flat rates. If the specification has already […]

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Japanese PCT Applicants Entering US National Phase: What you need to know

From Japan PCT to US national phase For Japanese PCT applicants seeking to enter the US national phase, understanding the peculiarities of US patent practice will prove to be helpful. The following guide highlights key issues involved in US patent prosecution. Non-extendable 30-month US national stage deadline The deadline for entering the US national phase […]

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Korean PCT Applicants Entering US National Phase: What You Need to Know

From Korean PCT to US national phase Korean PCT applicants seeking to file a US national phase application should be aware of key differences between the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the USPTO. US National Phase Deadline Unlike the 31-month deadline of entering S. Korea, the US has a 30-month deadline which is non-extendable. […]

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European PCT Applicants Entering US National Phase: What You Need to Know

From Europe PCT to US national phase Germany, UK, France, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands are among the top 10 countries that use the PCT system for international patent protection. European PCT applicants who desire to enter the US national phase should keep in mind the following USPTO rules that differ from EPO patent practices. […]

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China PCT Applicants: What to Know About US National Stage Entry

From China PCT to US national stage Chinese companies filing US national stage applications through their PCT applications need to be aware of a few important rules to facilitate a smoother US patent process. PCT applications originating in China are originally written in Mandarin and then translated into English. US National Stage Deadline The US […]

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