These articles cover the basic strategy for protecting your invention in other foreign countries. In general, for solo inventors and startups, I'm not a strong advocate for securing patent protection in foreign markets because of the difficulties you need to overcome to make money. However, larger companies with established marketing channels and those that might want to license to a larger company with established marketing channels might consider it desireable for you to have the option for seeking foreign patent protection. These articles discuss the basic strategy for seeking patent protection in foreign countries.
A Receiving Office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an organization established by an individual country to act as an official national patent office during the International Phase of the PCT. The Receiving Office is responsible for receiving and forwarding PCT applications to which specific requirements of the PCT may apply. It also performs other […]
A PCT application is a single utility application filed with the Patent Office that can be filed later in multiple foreign countries. It streamlines the process for seeking worldwide patent protection. The cost to file patent applications throughout the world can be delayed for up to 18 months. During that time, you can test market […]
Updated January 20, 2022 FOREIGN PATENT FILING To secure patent protection in other countries with a foreign patent filing, inventors must file a patent application prior to 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 […]