Posts Tagged: PCT


IPW Webinar: Hague System Best Practices & Common Mistakes

Everything You Need to Know About International Industrial Design The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a practical business solution for registering up …
By Renee C. Quinn
5 months ago 0

Two Key Steps to Overcome Rejections Received on PCT Drawings

A large number of patent applications are rejected in the initial stage of filing via the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) route. One of the most common reasons …
By Hemant Kumar
6 months ago 3

Deciding Where to Obtain International Patent Rights

Determining where to seek patent rights is an important and expensive decision. If you know you are going to want international patent protection, the best, most cost-effective …
By Gene Quinn
9 months ago 2

IPW Webinar: An Hour On PCT

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) enables applicants to file a single standardized patent application, and have that application treated as a regular national patent application in 153 Member …
By Kira Elliott
9 months ago 0

When to Use the Patent Cooperation Treaty—and Why It’s So Popular

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) enables applicants to file one application, called an international application, in a standardized format in an authorized Receiving Office, and have that …
By Gene Quinn
10 months ago 25

PCT Basics: Obtaining Patent Rights Around the World

For better or for worse, there is no such thing as a worldwide patent. There is, however, something that approximates a worldwide patent application that can ultimately …
By Gene Quinn
10 months ago 4

IPW Webinar – The Patent Cooperation Treaty: Best Practices & Common Mistakes

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is becoming an increasingly important tool for companies all around the world, with strategic use on the rise for a variety of …
By Renee C. Quinn
12 months ago 0

Why It’s Time to Board the PCT Train: The Benefits of Filing U.S. Patent Applications via the PCT First

I am going to make a bold statement: every non-provisional patent application for an invention originating in the U.S. should be filed via the Patent Cooperation …
By John White
1 year ago 30

Mission Impossible? How U.S. Drafters Can Minimize Support/Clarity Issues Under Article 84 EPC

When drafting Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications, or applications intended to be prosecuted abroad, a U.S. drafter inevitably faces the challenge of providing a description in …
By Enrica Bruno
3 years ago 0

Mission Impossible? How to Effectively Draft the Background Section of a Patent Specification in Compliance with Both USPTO and EPO Practice

Preparation of the background section of a specification that complies with the requirements of both U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and European Patent Office (EPO) …
By Enrica Bruno
3 years ago 9

PCT 101: International Patent Application Filing Basics

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
3 years ago 0

CAFC affirms PTA calculation because patentee did not properly request early national stage examination

The Federal Circuit found that Actelion was required to make an express request to commence early national stage examination. Actelion’s statement “earnestly soliciting early examination,” which …

WIPO Stats on Patent Application Filings Shows China Continuing to Lead the World

Globally, a total of 3.1 million patent applications were filed with patent offices worldwide during 2016, an increase of 8.3 percent over 2015’s filing numbers and the seventh straight year …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 2

As many in U.S. remain skeptical of patents, China picks up the slack

"Increasing numbers of US operating companies dislike patent protection," Ding explained to IAM. "[T]he production and manufacture of products are increasingly located in Asia and Asian …

Intellectual Property Rights in UK Law

There are several different forms of intellectual property rights available in the United Kingdom, each with its own formality, level of protection, and duration period. It is …
By Gemma Trencher
5 years ago 2