If you’re thinking of protecting your invention in multiple countries, you have two general options: (1) file your first patent application directly in each country of interest, or (2) file a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application, and “nationalize” the PCT application in each country of interest at a later date. (If you’re not familiar with… Read more »

If you’re not familiar with patents, read this post first: What You Need to Know About Patents Continuation applications can be used to bolster your patent portfolio and provide additional patent protection for your inventions, thereby increasing the value of your IP asset. With some careful planning, you can use continuation applications to turn your… Read more »