Wouldn’t it be a perfect world if an inventor could file a single application to get global patent protection? Or maybe even on a lesser scale, say, an Asian patent or a North American patent. Does an international patent even exist, and if so, how do you apply for one?
Unfortunately, a global patent doesn’t exist, and it’s unlikely that a patent covering the entire world will come into being anytime soon. There has been much discussion on the creation of such a system, but daunting obstacles must first be overcome.