Monthly Archive: July, 2019

The 3 most important facts about PCT national phase you may not know

When a first PCT application enters the national phase, IP becomes a major issue for a company. Up until then, dealing with patents is a sporadic issue requiring very little attention. Once a patent portfolio becomes global, IP owners need to dedicate significant attention and resources to their patents on a monthly or even weekly basis. Amazingly, we found that many...

What are an international patent application (PCT) and an international search report (ISR)?

Legal background – the role of the PCT application Most inventors and companies (called “applicants” in the patent world) start the process of obtaining patents by filing a patent application in a single jurisdiction, typically where the invention is likely to be sold first. However, many applicants for patents have the ambition of later expanding their sales internationally and this...

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