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.

Where Should We File in 2020? Recent Trends in Foreign Patent Filings

November 22, 2019

Foreign patent filings are expensive. Tech startups are always operating on a budget, so if you’re a tech startup operator, you may have to make difficult decisions about whether and where to foreign file

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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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