Why Do We Patent An Innovation?
Table of Contents
Overview of patent application
Types of Patent Applications
How much do you know about three types?
★ Depending upon the office at which a patent application is filed, that application could either be an application for a patent in a given country, or may be an application for a patent in a range of countries. The former is known as national (patent) applications, and the latter as regional (patent) applications. ★ A patent application filed under the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) is called an international application, or PCT application. PCT is operated by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and provides a centralized application process, but patents are not granted under the treaty.
Exemplary PCT Procedure 30/31 months or 20/21 months
Respond to WO
File Prov. Application
File PCT Application
ISR & WO Issued
Chapter II (optional) 18 months Demand Examination & Submit Arguments
22 months or 19 months
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U.S. Patents tendency in two decades
The past two decades witness a progressive and gradual growth in terms of patent application.
Top U.S. patent applicants (2009 & 2010)
IBM, A Patent Application Leader?!
How many US Patents did IBM obtain in the past four years?
Patent Is Unlimited!!!
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