Monthly Archives: January 2010

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

In this earlier blog post, we ranked our top countries for 2009.  We’ve also broken down the top countries by the Industry type of our client base.  The rankings come out as follows: Mechanical / Engineering: 1. Brazil 2. Europe … Continue reading

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PCT versus the Paris Convention While I’m a firm advocate of the PCT (well, I would be wouldn’t I?), direct Paris Convention filing will also have a place in the filing strategies of many applicants. Some advantages of the PCT … Continue reading

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What’s the national phase entry deadline? It seems a simple enough question, but we hear it often enough that we thought we’d address it. The deadline by which you need to enter the national phase is either 30 or 31 … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Which country / countries should we add next to our pctfiler network?  We’re looking for your feedback. Today we can handle our clients’ PCT national stage entry and European validation in 60+ countries (see the list of countries covered by … Continue reading

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While we presently accept externally-prepared translations in principle, we sometimes find that translations we receive from clients are not of high quality. Additional costs are then incurred in having our agents “fix” the translation.  Worse (if it’s not bad enough), … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Yes, we know it’s officially known as the PCT National Phase… inovia was founded by an Australian patent attorney, after all. Yet many patent attorneys, agents and applicants in the US refer to it as “PCT national stage entry”.  We’ve … Continue reading