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Some Considerations For National Stage Entry In Foreign Jurisdictions
When attempting to obtain patent protection outside the United States, the path taken is often that defined by the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The process begins when an “international application” (also known as the PCT application) is filed,…
6 Search Matches - Entry Posted Nov 29, 2015 17:15:55 GMT

How To Get Prioritized Examination of an International Application Entering the US National Stage
For a few years now, the USPTO has been accepting requests for prioritized examination of patent applications under its Track One program. The Track One program is described more fully here, and enables an applicant to possibly receive a patent within a…
3 Search Matches - Entry Posted Aug 31, 2015 10:13:59 GMT

Can patents be kept a secret?
I am asked occasionally whether patents or patent applications can be kept secret.Once a patent is issued, patentees can’t keep the patent secret. One function of a patent is to provide notice to the public of how not to infringe the…
3 Search Matches - Entry Posted May 9, 2015 11:15:24 GMT

Cost Of Foreign Patent Filings To Be Further Reduced
The process of seeking patent protection outside the United States often begins with a PCT application. PCT stands for Patent Cooperation Treaty. A PCT application is similar to a U.S. application for a patent. However, upon being received by an…
4 Search Matches - Entry Posted Mar 27, 2015 12:29:42 GMT

Why You Need A Patent Attorney (Part II)
As I wrote last time, technically anyone can represent themselves in obtaining a patent. For a variety of reasons, however, this is usually a bad idea. Nevertheless, I see a lot of documents written by individual inventors intended to serve as an…
1 Search Matches - Entry Posted Feb 27, 2015 14:05:56 GMT

Upcoming Design Patent Law Changes
As an alternative to the utility patent with which many are familiar, a U.S. design patent may be obtained. The design patent protects ornamental aspects of an article. Design patents have some advantages in that they are generally cheaper and easier…
1 Search Matches - Entry Posted Feb 22, 2015 11:40:50 GMT

International PCT Patent Filing Fees Reduced
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) includes procedures used by inventors who wish to seek patents in more than one country. The first step is the filing of an “international application,” which resembles a patent application one would file in the…
4 Search Matches - Entry Posted Dec 3, 2014 18:31:04 GMT

Are Business Methods Patent Eligible After SCOTUS Alice v. CLS Decision?
This past June, the Supreme Court delivered an opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. The decision invalidated an Alice Corp. patent by ruling that the subject matter of the patent claims was not patent-eligible. The patent claimed a method…
1 Search Matches - Entry Posted Nov 30, 2014 19:34:11 GMT

Design Patents
When inventors think about obtaining a patent, generally the inventor is considering a “utility patent.” There is a separate category of patent which may be obtained called a “design patent” however. While a utility patent protects functional aspects…
1 Search Matches - Entry Posted Jul 25, 2014 18:32:41 GMT

Progress on a Unified European Patent
For those interested in protecting an invention internationally through patent applications in foreign countries, the process for Europe has been a bit convoluted compared with other countries.Patent prosecution in Europe is currently conducted in a…
2 Search Matches - Entry Posted Jul 2, 2012 08:41:58 GMT

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