Can you file a single patent application for all countries? Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a single patent to cover all countries? Is there such a thing as a worldwide utility patent? Not exactly. To procure foreign utility patents, however, you can file one international patent application that gives you patent-pending status […]
PCT Patent Application: Why file foreign when your US application is uncertain, unexamined or not allowed?
Leap of Faith: File a PCT patent application while your US application might get rejected? Timing your patent filings can be tricky. P:atent applicants typically find themselves in a moment of indecision when the foreign filing deadline approaches. For US applicants, the deadline for filing a PCT patent application is 1 year from your earliest […]
Does our firm recommend PCT patent applications? If foreign utility patent protection is desired, filing a PCT patent application makes sense for many applicants. Generally, we recommend PCT applications if you: need more time; want to defer legal costs; and/or wish to keep open the option to file in major foreign countries. Keep in mind […]
Choosing patent foreign countries A US patent provides a patent owner with rights only in the US. That might be enough for patent owners who do not care about sales or manufacturing of infringing products done in foreign countries. But, what if you do care about infringing activity happening abroad? You will need to file […]