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International (PCT) Patent Applications - The Basics

Download flowchart of the procedure - PCT Member States

There is no such thing as an "international patent." However, it is possible to file an...

Patent Prosecution Highway

To offer applicants a faster route to patent allowance, reduce patent office workloads and streamline procedure, many patent offices have looked into...

PCT Applications - Chapter II Demand

This page deals with a very specific topic, namely filing a Chapter II Demand. For a more general discussion of PCT applications, and the PCT...

PCT Member States

An “international” or “PCT” patent application covers all countries/regions which are party to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (“PCT Member...

Restrictions on the Filing of Patent Applications Abroad by United Kingdom Residents

This page provides information on the rules governing the filing of patent applications outside the UK by United Kingdom residents, and our approach...

US & Canadian Patents: Small Entity Status

In the USA and Canada, reduced official fees are payable for patent applications and patents if all parties holding rights in the invention qualify...

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