If you have already patented your invention, then it is possible for you to significantly increase the level of its protection by obtaining patents for invention in other countries besides your own. This is especially useful if you patent an invention in those countries where the main production and the majority of product sales take place. In order to extend the validity of your patent for an invention beyond the borders of one state, you (based on your individual conditions) must first of all choose what scheme will be used for patenting. There are different schemes used in obtaining an international patent (valid in the countries you have chosen), and there are three of them: – Traditional scheme – Regional scheme – PCT patenting system. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on the situation. Due to certain legal nuances, the use of each of them may be most appropriate.
Крылова и партнеры / International patents for inventions