Tag Archives: Where to enter national phase

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

With the New Year fast approaching, it’s time once again to look at the top national stage filing destinations for our clients from the past year. In 2013, we retained our status as the largest US filer of PCT applications … Continue reading

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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced that Saudi Arabia will officially become the 147th Contracting State of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on August 3rd, 2013. It’s been eight months since the last country deposited its accession to … Continue reading

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In 2012, China was the top-filing destination for inovia’s clients and it’s no surprise — the market opportunity is just too large to ignore. But with opportunity comes risk and for years, enforceability issues in China have been among the … Continue reading

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For even the largest and most successful businesses, patent decisions are all about compromise. No one files in every country in the world, no matter how much money they have or how important the invention. For smaller companies and individual … Continue reading

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The Patent Cooperation Treaty is an option for applicants looking for widespread global patent protection.  A PCT application must be filed no later than 12 months from the priority application’s filing date, and reserves your right to enter over 140 … Continue reading

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This article is the second in a series on expediting patent applications (see the first article on Europe). The content was contributed by Patricia Folkins, a partner and the head of the Chemical practice group at inovia agent firm Bereskin … Continue reading

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You know the story. About 18 months ago you filed a PCT application designating over 140 countries and regions. Now the national stage deadlines are fast approaching and you need to make a decision about which countries and regions should be … Continue reading

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Many Australian patent firms are advising their clients to file in Australia and request examination before April 15, 2013. That’s the date the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 comes into force, which will make it much harder … Continue reading

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The typical applicant is in no hurry to see their patent application proceed through the stages of examination, allowance and grant. Prosecution and allowance/grant cost money. The faster examination takes place, the faster the final form of the claims will … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

We recently added three new countries to our global agent network  for PCT national stage entry: Ecuador, Kenya & Peru. Here is some information about the deadlines and filing requirements for these countries: