Filing patent applications around the world isn’t easy or inexpensive. Patent applications have to be drafted. Prior art searches performed. Filing fees paid. Translations commissioned. Small and innocuous errors can be not only costly, but catastrophic in terms of enterprise value diminution.
Don’t miss this critical podcast on International Filing Strategies. The following are among the issues discussed:
Timelines for filing under the auspices of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and subsequent national phase filings
Benefits of filing with the USPTO first versus under the PCT first
Filing languages and required translations
Quality of prior art searches and examiners at the USPTO versus through the PCT
Ability to have interviews with examiners at the USPTO versus through the PCT
How developed must provisional patent applications be in order to obtain early priority dates
The extent to which NDAs extend grace periods for filing patent applications
About Frederick Spaeth
Frederick A. Spaeth has been serving clients for more than twenty years in the areas of intellectual property law and commercial transactions, including preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright applications in the U.S. and abroad, and advising clients on questions about validity and infringement. He provides counseling in connection with the formation of R&D-based joint ventures, intellectual property licensing, patent landscape studies, brand protection and enforcement of trademark rights, and a variety of commercial transactions and agreements. Fred has worked closely with in-house general counsel and intellectual property managers, and his experience spans a wide range of industries. He also has experience assisting in various aspects of intellectual property litigation. With an educational background that includes a BS degree in Chemistry, study in engineering, a JD degree and an MBA, Mr. Spaeth is well prepared to address a diverse range of legal, technological and business issues.