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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How to get international utility patents

Is there only one way to get international patent rights? No, there are multiple ways to obtain foreign utility patents. While there is no such thing as an international patent, there is an international patent application called the PCT application. Eventually, you still will need to file separate utility patent applications in each desired foreign […]

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