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How do I go about filing my patent internationally?

Mona

How do I go about filing my patent internationally?
« on: March 21, 2013, 11:12:47 AM »
I just filed my provisional patent application.  How do I go about filing my patent internationally as well as in the U.S.? Do you have a video for this?

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Re: How do I go about filing my patent internationally?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 11:16:25 AM »
Hi Mona,

After your file your provisional patent application you will have 12 months (1 year) to decide if you want to file in other countries. 

You can either:
(1) File a new application in each country you want protection (for example you could file in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, etc.), or
(2) File a single PCT Application

The PCT Application or an “International Patent Application” acts as a placeholder buying the inventor 30 months (2.5 years) to decide which countries they want to file in after that.  Every major industrialized country is a part of the PCT.

More on this here:  https://patentfile.org/how-to-turn-your-provisional-patent-application-into-an-international-patent-application/
My free patent template: https://patentfile.org/free-provisional-patent-template/

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