Author: Zeev Fisher

Should you accelerate your patent applications?

We often find ourselves helping companies reconsider their IP strategy in view of the way that their company evolves. We are often finding that there is no IP strategy at all or that the company has not been thinking things through. In a previous note, I covered the issue of where to file the first patent application and addressed the strong connection that this...

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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