Monthly Archives: August 2009

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Rule 2 of 7 Before selecting countries, do your homework on the competitive landscape, market opportunities and IP system that each potential jurisdiction offers. For consumer goods, first cover existing markets (typically including your home country if not already covered). … Continue reading

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Rule 1 of 7 As the convention priority year comes to a close, decisions need to be made about the invention that is the subject of the priority filing. Is there sufficient commercial interest (or advantage) to justify the costs … Continue reading

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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 relatively high cost – area of international patent protection. A recession might … Continue reading