How to Extend the PCT National Stage Deadline

Is it possible to extend the PCT national stage deadline? Depending upon the country, the deadline for entering the national phase of a PCT application will be either 30 months (e.g., US) or 31 months from the priority date. Two and a half years may seem like a long time, but the national stage deadline […]

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What are the foreign filing deadlines for patent applications?

What are patent foreign filing deadlines? A foreign filing deadline refers to a specific date by which an applicant must file a foreign patent application to claim the benefit of an earlier domestic patent application. That benefit is called a priority claim. Different types of patent applications have different foreign filing deadlines. What is the […]

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What is a PCT application?

What is a PCT application? A Patent Cooperation Treaty application is a single utility patent filing that gives you international patent-pending status. By itself, the PCT application does not automatically give you foreign patent rights. You must ultimately follow through with filing individual patent applications in desired countries at a later time called the national […]

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