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Rule 1: File a PCT application instead of direct foreign filings

Rule 1: File a PCT application instead of direct foreign filings

Rule 1 of 7 As the convention priority year comes to a close, decisions need to be made about the invention that is the subject of the priority filing. Is there sufficient commercial interest (or advantage) to justify the costs of continuing with the patent process? If so, in how many countries is patent protection […]

Seven Ideas for Reducing Foreign Filing Costs

Seven Ideas for Reducing Foreign Filing Costs

Many of the patent owners, their IP departments and patent attorneys we speak to are under budget pressure. This is especially the case in the essential – but relatively high cost – area of international patent protection. A recession might last a year or two, but patents last for twenty years. It’s therefore a delicate […]