Patent Law News + Insights

Strategic insights and updates on US patent prosecution and global patent portfolio development, for proactive patent professionals and savvy technology executives.

Filing in the United States via PCT Application: Bypass Continuation or National Stage Entry?

March 15, 2018

Under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), you can file a single “international” application that’s effective as an initial application with all PCT member states. This allows you to secure a filing date — while deferring the decision about where...

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International Patent Protection for Startups: 6 Factors to Consider

February 22, 2018

Patents give you the right to exclude others from making, selling, using, or importing a particular product or service — and to claim royalties from anyone who infringes your patent.

Patents are also country-specific: Your U.S. patent can’t be...

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4 Strategies to Strengthen an Existing Patent Portfolio

December 14, 2017

Last month, we published a blog post on the basics of launching a successful patent portfolio.

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International Patent Protection: Developing a Global Strategy

August 23, 2017

Early-stage tech companies often focus on establishing themselves in the domestic market first, meaning that they only consider breaking into international markets after achieving local success.

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