FOREIGN PATENT FILING To secure patent protection in other countries with a foreign patent filing, inventors must file a patent application prior to a public disclosure of the invention to others. Public disclosures come in the form of websites, offers to sell, investment solicitations, tradeshows, public demonstrations, message boards, and other situations where information … [Read more...]
Foreign patent filing
Foreign patent filing is a process of seeking patent protection in foreign countries either directly or based on a claim of priority to a first filed U.S. patent application or through a Patent Cooperation Treaty application.
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OverviewTo obtain foreign patent protection, you must file a separate patent application in each country in which you desire to seek patent protection. A single, world-wide patent does not exist. Moreover, most foreign countries require that the idea not be disclosed to the public prior to filing. In other words, they require absolute novelty, which is unlike the United … [Read more...]
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