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Protecting your patent pending and patent

KJH

Protecting your patent pending and patent
« on: April 09, 2018, 08:32:54 AM »
Please correct me if my understanding is not accurate.

So I hope to apply for a U.S. NPP in the next few weeks. I have an NDA to protect my product if we found a company of interest in in the U.S. during the patent application process.

Does the NDA offer any benefit after an invention has been patented?

Does this protection extend to companies of interests subsidiaries that may be located in other countries?

If I do receive a U.S. patent how do I protect it in other countries or do I just license it to companies that have a U.S. presence that also have locations in other countries? Would that offer me some protection or at least some recourse for litigation?

Thanks! 

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Re: Protecting your patent pending and patent
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 11:39:53 AM »
Sorry these are more "legal" contract type questions which I cannot answer in an online forum.  You will have to ask an attorney about the NDA which is a form of legal contract.

Regarding the patent and licensing question, usually if you only have a patent in the US you are only protected in the US market.   In theory I guess you could get a company to agree via a contract to not make or sell in other counties or compete with you but again that would have to be worked out with your attorney handling your NDA and legal contracts.



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KJH

Re: Protecting your patent pending and patent
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 08:57:04 AM »
Thanks Brad!

 

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