Filing patents internationally is an important aspect of patents because an issued patent is only effective in the issuing country. Many inventions have international applicability. For example, people around the world suffer from the same diseases and drive similar cars. So, obtaining patent protection in other countries requires filing patent applications internationally.
This talk will explain the process for non-experts of how patents are filed and obtained in other countries.
Topics covered will include why patents are valuable, the Paris Convention, Rights of priority, International Patent Applications, and national phase entries.