How to Postpone PCT National Stage Deadlines

When is 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 can creep up […]

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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? PCT stands for Patent Cooperation Treaty, an internationally recognized system for initiating worldwide utility patent coverage with a single filing. Under the PCT, an applicant can file a single international patent application with a qualified Receiving Office (such as the USPTO) and designate multiple member PCT countries for coverage. A PCT […]

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