Foreign Patent and PCT Applications
The foreign patent process can be done in many ways, such as first filing directly in the country you seek patent rights in, or by initially filing a US application and following up with what is called a Patent Cooperation Treaty application (PCT). The PCT application designates multiple foreign countries and can be a very efficient and money saving step.
There are very strict deadlines regarding foreign filings for patent applications. For a more in depth analysis see our article regarding foreign patent applications or call our office for a consultation.