Posts in PCT Basics


Rapid changes in the Chinese legal system, an increasingly attractive venue for IP litigation

For many years, foreign companies were reluctant to seek and enforce intellectual property protection in China.  A combination of challenging litigation with low damages, the lack of …
By Jeffery Langer
6 months ago 1

President-Elect Trump Says the TPP is Dead, but What Now for IP?

President-Elect Donald Trump has announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on his first day in office. So ends more …
By Sirena Rubinoff
2 years ago 1

PCT Basics: Obtaining Patent Rights Around the World

For better or for worse, there is no such thing as a world-wide patent. There is, however, something that approximates a world-wide patent application that can ultimately …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

After Searching: Patent Filing Options and PCT ISAs

According to WIPO data, USPTO, EPO and KIPO are major ISAs for U.S. applicants; about 94% of intentional searches have been done by these three patent offices. …
By Stephan Sangwon Kim
3 years ago 1

Harmonization and the quest for an elusive international grace period

An interview with Jim Pooley, former Deputy Director General of WIPO - The actual changes that we might have to accept in a truly globalized, harmonized system …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

An International Economy Means I Need An International Patent, Right?

Before selling your product outside the United States, you need to take into account the vastly different cultural and market preferences outside the country. As anyone who …
By Mark Nowotarski
4 years ago 0

Patents World-Wide: Deciding Where to Pursue Patent Rights

The moral of the story is this: First, pick the countries where you want to seek patents wisely, filing obtaining a patent in a country only when …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 25

PCT Basics: Obtaining Patent Rights Around the World

There is no such thing as a world-wide patent, although there is something that approximates a world-wide patent application that can result in a patent being obtained …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

Patent Advantage: Laying the Groundwork for International Rights

Indeed, competing globally is a prerequisite to success for most companies in what is an ever increasingly global marketplace. To compete globally American firms engage in licensing, …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 4

PCT Basics: Understanding the International Filing Process

The appeal of the PCT process is that it enables patent applicants to file a single patent application and have that single, uniform patent application be treated …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

Patent Quickie: Getting a Quick Patent Can Help

It is no longer news that the United States Patent Office is hopelessly behind, and many inventors and the companies they work for are waiting extraordinary periods …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 11

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