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.
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 on […]