The worldwide filing of PCT patent applications reached a record high in 2018. For the first time, more than half of the PCT patent applications were filed with WIPO from Asia, mainly from China and Japan.
The German part of a European patent on PCT diagnostic for sepsis of the Hennigsdorf-based medical device manufacturer B-R-A-H-M-S GmbH was partially invalidated by the BPatG.
If you are interested in having your patent protected as an American patent in the U.S., you have several options to speed up the U.S. patent examination procedure. In particular, we show the possibilities that are not based on the so-called Patent Propsecution Highway.
China continues to catch up in the global race for innovation. With another explosive increase in international patent applications in 2016, it is possible to push the US out of first place in a few years. The statistics confirm China's trend of changing from copiers to innovators.
We are often asked what advantages a PCT-Application has. In this article we want to show you those advantages so that you get a clear view and be able to judge whether a PCT-filling makes sense or not.