Category: Patent lawyer

What You Need to Know About International Patents

International patents let you control the rights to your invention around the world. The World Intellectual Property Organization is the body that grants and oversees international patents. If you’re interested in an international patent, here’s what you need to know about the international patent process.

Do You Need an International Patent?

Before you start the international patent process, it’s important to consider your needs and goals. International patents only cover 151 countries, so if you’re planning on selling primarily outside of those places, you’ll have to file directly with the country where you intend to sell. Also be aware that the cost can be high, so if you’re not going to be ready for business abroad in the near future, it might be worthwhile to wait before initiating the international patent process

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