In today's global business environment, it may make sense to protect your invention abroad, but every country has unique patent filing characteristics.
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international patent law agreement that provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states. A patent application filed under the PCT is called an international application or PCT application.
At the Eldredge Law Firm, with locations in Fort Worth and Houston, Texas, as well as Denver, Colorado, we have the experience, background and key international relationships necessary to guide our clients through international patent application processes. We will conduct a worldwide patent search similar to the search we conduct for U.S. patent applications.
Ninety percent of the patent applications filed in the world are filed in five patent jurisdictions - the United States, Europe, Japan, China and South Korea.
International Patent Attorney Serving North Texas And Beyond
Attorney Richard G. Eldredge has established important professional relationships with patent lawyers in a number of other countries. He understands the international laws that impact patent protection overseas. Attorney Eldredge writes all of his U.S. patent applications in anticipation of international filings.
A PCT application simplifies the process of filing patent applications by seeking simultaneous protection in a number of markets. It can be filed in one language, postpones the expense of applying in other countries and allows you more time to assess the commercial viability of your invention.
Once you file a PCT application, you are provided 30 months to designate the countries in which you wish to pursue patent protection. We will help you set a strategy that makes the most sense.
Our Fort Worth international patent law attorney is prepared to answer your questions and recommend the best steps to take next. Call 682-990-2073 or email us to schedule a free consultation.