Posts Tagged: pct application


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 …
3 years ago 0

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 …
3 years ago 1

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 …
3 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 …
3 years ago 2

AUTM Meeting: Cost-Effective International Patenting Strategies

The university panelists then discussed IP portfolio strategy and their recommendations for evaluating international patenting, as well as their tips for keeping costs down. Susanne Hollinger advised …
3 years ago 0

International Patent & Trademark Filings Set New Record in 2011

Despite difficult economic conditions worldwide, international patent filings under the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) set a new record in 2011 with 181,900 applications – a growth of 10.7% when compared …
3 years ago 1

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, …
3 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 …
4 years ago 2

An Overview of the PCT International Patent Process

A PCT application doesn't automatically lead to global patent protection. Instead, you eventually need to apply for patents in each of the countries and regions where you …
4 years ago 5

An Exclusive Interview with Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General

Yesterday I had the honor of spending 30 minutes interviewing Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Director General spoke substantively about …
5 years ago 17

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 …
6 years ago 2