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PPH: Timing Is Everything

Generally speaking, the various Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs in which the United States has participated since 2006 have all allowed patent applicants to use successful examination of a patent application in one jurisdiction to expedite examination of a related application in another jurisdiction.  However, despite improvements in usability after years of pilots, the rules […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent: Invention Factors

As mentioned in an earlier blog, many businesses are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar with the procedures to extend patent rights outside the United States.  This article describes some factors characteristic of the invention itself that one may consider when making the important decision to file for patent protection in foreign countries. Invention Factors […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent? Legal Factors

As mentioned in my last blog, many businesses are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar with the procedures to extend patent rights outside the United States.  This article describes some legal factors one may consider when making the important decision to file for patent protection in foreign countries. Legal Factors Before initiating a time consuming […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent? Business Factors

Every United States patent contains a grant to the owner of the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the subject invention in the United States or importing the invention into the United States.  However, many businesses, especially small business and micro-entities, are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar […]

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