Foreign Patenting

Foreign Patenting Challenges for U.S. Companies – Amending Patent Claims During Prosecution

We live in a global economy, and foreign markets are more important than ever. In many businesses, protecting intellectual property in foreign markets is at least, if not more, important than protecting it in the United States. Unfortunately, there is no “international patent” that can be enforced worldwide, and a U.S. patent cannot be enforced…

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Planning Your Foreign Patent Portfolio—The Strict Original Disclosure Requirement

When planning your strategy and budgeting for foreign patenting, it is important to at least be aware of some critical differences between U.S. patent law and foreign patent law.  One such critical difference concerns the “original disclosure” requirement in foreign countries.  This requirement dictates that your claims not go beyond the original disclosure from your…

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