zahramaleki
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posted 2 years ago
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How can I get an international patent? What are the procedures?
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MoAboshanab
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posted 4 months ago
Obtaining an international patent involves a process that is governed by international agreements and treaties. The primary mechanism for obtaining an international patent is the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Here is a general overview of the steps involved: 1. Determine Patentability: Before pursuing an international patent, ensure that your invention is eligible for patent protection. The invention should be novel, non-obvious, and have industrial applicability. 2. File a National or Regional Application: Start by filing a patent application in the country or region where you reside or where you want protection. This is known as the priority application. 3. File an International Application (PCT): Within 12 months of filing the priority application, you can file an international application under the PCT. The PCT simplifies the process of seeking patent protection in multiple countries. 4. International Search: An international search is conducted to identify prior art relevant to your invention. This search is carried out by an International Searching Authority (ISA), and a written opinion on the patentability of the invention is provided. 5. Publication: The international application is typically published 18 months from the priority date, making the details of your invention available to the public. 6. International Preliminary Examination (Optional): You have the option to request an international preliminary examination (IPE) to get a preliminary opinion on the patentability of your invention. This step is not mandatory but can be beneficial in some cases. 7. Designate Countries for National Phases: After filing the PCT application, you have the flexibility to choose specific countries where you want to pursue patent protection. These are known as the national or regional phases. 8. National Phase: In each chosen country or region, you enter the national phase by filing a patent application based on the PCT application. Each national or regional patent office will examine the application according to its own laws and regulations. 9. Patent Grant or Refusal: The patent offices in the designated countries will review the application, and if the criteria are met, a patent may be granted. If not, the application may be refused. It's important to note that the procedures and timelines may vary between countries, and costs can accumulate at each stage of the process. Seeking professional advice from a patent attorney or agent who is familiar with international patent law is highly recommended to navigate the complexities of the process and maximize the chances of obtaining strong patent protection. Mohamed Aboshanab
eslamabdrabou11
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posted 2 years ago
وفقا للقانون المصري رقم ٨٢ لسنه ٢٠٠٢ بشأن الملكية الفكرية ، يمكن تسجيل براءة الاختراع الدولية بشرط ان يكون لها فرع او توكيل مرخص له العمل داخل جمهورية مصر العربية According to the Egyptian Law No. 82 of 2002 on Intellectual Property, an international patent can be registered provided that it has a licensed branch or agency to operate within the Arab Republic of Egypt
guillaumeb
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posted 2 years ago
You need to rely on the PCT system which is provided by WIPO. The first question you need to ask yourself is whether you are a citizen of a country which is a WIPO member state. If that is the case, the proceeding is quite clearly described on the WIPO website (https://www.wipo.int/pct/en/). The steps should be as follows: 1) Contacting a patent specialist to help you search existing patents and publications to check whether your invention is patentable 2) Relying on the patent specialist for drafting the patent in a clear language 3) filing the patent with a PCT authorized patent office (where a thorough technical examination will take place): US, Japan or European Patent Office. 4) selecting your countries of interest. That is quite a complex process. I would advise to get professional assistance. This is also quite an expensive process as you would need to pay administrative fees and translation fees for each jurisdiction. The costs for filing a strong and useful international patent will therefore amount in the several ten thousands of euros. You need to carefully select your jurisdictions of interest. If Europe is your main area of business. Filing a patent with the EPO would be a great alternative.