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Which countries require inventors to get a permission (e.g., a foreign filing license) to be allowed to file a patent in another country?

I read: When an inventor or a company, who is a resident in India, desires to file a patent application first in a country other than India, it is necessary to obtain an FFL from the Indian Patent ...
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My grandfathers patented invention

Can I collect royalties from a patent that a company in another country is producing that my grandfather invented? My grandfather J.F. Mcdowell invented & patented the fishing tool used on oil ...
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Is it possible/advisable to file a patent while traveling to a foreign country?

Suppose I had an idea for an invention in the U.S. but then travelled abroad before finishing writing the patent text itself and filed it with the USPTO from abroad. Is this an advisable scenario?
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Does a non-resident need a patent attorney to file a Provisional patent application with the USPTO?

I have read that a non-resident needs a qualified patent attorney to file a non-provisional patent application directly with the United States PTO. My question is whether this requirement is also ...
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National phase after PCT with positive IPRP (chapter ii)

Help is much appreciated. I am a poor engineer trying to patent something on my own. I wrote and filed a US provisional application, then I wrote a PCT application and chose EPO as the Receiving ...
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Foreign filing of a U.S. based patent before PCT or disclosure

So if I had a U.S. provisional or non-provisional that wasn’t yet published, disclosed in any way, and was not yet filed as a PCT is there anything stopping a foreign country from doing so? Say in the ...
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Patent overseas

I am filing a patent overseas in China. My U.S. Attorney need me to sign a power of attonery to the attonerys in China. The language in the contract states: pursuant of the relevant provisions of the ...
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Can I patent in the US a handmade toy that is made in Brazil?

I am wondering if I can patent in the US a handmade toy that I saw in Brazil. It is not patented in Brazil I believe. I do however, have a few improvements on the original design, but the rough idea ...
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Could i Patent something in the USA, not being USA citizen?

I want to Patent something in the USA,but i'm from Argentina. Could i Patent something in the USA if i'm not from the USA? Could it be done Online sending digital documents?
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In disclosing details of an approved (NOA) but unpublished U.S. patent, is there risk of someone adapting it for a foreign patent application?

The question relates to a patent with a current status of NOA, but not officially granted and not yet published. Specifically the context is disclosure of the application details and (in my case) a ...
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Can I file a Patent in the US from a different country?

I'm a citizen of another country and currently reside there. Is it possible to file an online patent using USPTO from my country? Or s I can file should I file an international Patent through USPTO?
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Will paying for US patent from foreigner be considered importing?

I am foreigner of USA, and have an US application in defense article. If a US company pay for that patent, is it considered importing technology? Since the tech is available in the US territory ...
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If I possess a patent-pending for a method, would I be safe to use crowd funding services?

As of this moment, I have a patent pending method for computer systems, yet securing the needed funds has been a very hard endeavor. As such, I am considering utilizing crowd funding to hopefully ...
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validity of pharmaceutical patent in another country

If a pharmaceutical is patented in the US could it be produced and sold freely in another country?
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US vs Indian Patent System differences

We may be filing for a patent in India, and while our attorneys will be doing the heavy lifting, I was just curious about what major differences there are in the patent system between there and the ...
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Exporting to foreign country and patent infringement

If a US company has patent on a product in the US, but not a foreign patent, can another US company manufacture a same product in the US but legally export it and sell in foreign country?
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Validity of a patent in another country

If I patented something, lets say an electronic device, could this device be produced in another country freely?
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Can I patent something similiar to an existing us patent in a different country?

Me and my friends came up with an idea, and we're going through with it. Does a US patent similiar to our idea affect us if we're filing it in a different country?
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Patent issued in USA only, infringing patent issued in Germany

My patent was filed as an EPO originating in the USA and it took almost five years to prosecute. It has ultimately resulted in award of USA patent only. Two questions... 1) is there any jurisdiction ...
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Art from US Patent prevent patent in other countries?

My design patent was filed on Jul. 19, 2013, in the United States. I received some bad advice and did not file for an EU patent (huge market potential for my product there.) So I was wondering, if ...
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How solid are foreign patents that are later filed in the US?

This is somewhat subjective but in doing my research, I have seen a lot of patents that were accepted in other countries (e.g. China, Australia) or in PCT later get accepted at the USPTO with what ...
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Is it possible to apply for a patent, if same invention was applied in other country by other but not applied for this country?

Let's say John applied for a patent in Germany on Jul 7, 2012, but did not apply for a patent of the same invention, that is, a patent which John could claim priority, in the US until Jul 7, 2013. Now,...
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