Posts Tagged: international patent application


It’s Time to Fix the Global Patent System Before It Breaks Under the Weight of New Applications

Patent offices are failing to keep up with the growth of the innovation economy and the resulting increase in patent applications. Unfortunately, the problem could easily get …

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
2 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
2 years ago 1

Obvious Inventions Patentable: The Australian Innovation Patent

Essentially, innovation patents are 8 year short form patents available in Australia as an alternative, or in parallel with standard, or utility, patents. An innovation patent can be …
By Ian Lindsay
3 years ago 0

Completely Describe Your Invention in a Patent Application

Simply said, a patent application is only as good as what is included within the application, and general or vague descriptions do nothing more than guarantee that …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 Modifies U.S. Design Patent Law

While much attention has been given to the recent, significant changes in U.S. patent law arising from the America Invents Act (“AIA”), lesser attention has been …
By Ryan Cagle
4 years ago 1

Applying for a Patent in the U.S.

A patent is a proprietary right granted by the United States federal government to an inventor who files a patent application with the United States Patent Office. …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 10

Europe Achieves Historic Agreement on Unitary Patent

The European patent with unitary effect (unitary patent) in the 25 participating states is based on two regulations, one creating the instrument, and one on the applicable language …

Universities: Get One More Year on your PCT Patent Filing

Scientifically speaking, there is really very little time the point in time that work in a university laboratory is concrete enough to call "an invention" and capable …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

International Patent Cooperation: Trilateral Conference and IP5

These IP5 Offices together handle approximately 80% of the world’s patent applications. The IP5 began meeting in 2007 and have since worked together to explore ways to further …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Five Pillars of Success for IP Translations

Translating patents isn’t like translating press releases or whitepapers. These materials can be reworded, adjusted, modified, and reformatted to accommodate linguistic nuances. Patents, however, require very …
By Lyle Ball
5 years ago 4

USPTO Announces Three New Patent Prosecution Highway Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the October 1, 2012 launch of a new Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) with …
By U.S.P.T.O.
5 years ago 0

Apple’s ‘Innovative’ Australian Patent Strategy

As readers will no doubt be aware, Australia is one of the jurisdictions in which Apple is currently pursuing litigation against its Android-based smartphone and tablet competitors. …
By Mark Summerfield
5 years ago 10

Important New Changes to US Patent Law for PCT Applicants

For the international community, however, there is an important change slated for September 16, 2012.  The AIA will changewho is entitled to be an applicant in U.S. national …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 5

6 Strategies for Managing Patent Translation & Filing Costs

It is one thing to cut costs, but to borrow a popular political phrase – you want to cut with a scalpel, not a cleaver. Thus, keeping in …