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The international phase There's no requirement to respond to the ISR or written opinion. While you are provided with the opportunity to file article 19 or 34 amendments and provide arguments, and these may be considered at the international phase, many countries will just re-search and re-examine your application anyway during the national phase. You may ...


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This is opinion, as I'm not aware of any empirical way to measure this. I would suggest that scenario B should always be used. Assuming you have two separable inventions, then it makes sense that you would want to protect them separately, with separate description and claims, in order to maximise the scope of your protection. If they are described together,...


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Note that after filing the PCT, you won't really need to do anything until December 1, 2019 (30 months after the PCT app priority date), at which point you will incur costs going into the various national stages. After the June 1, 2018 window closes, your application content will be effectively "locked down". Therefore, it's not possible to rectify lack of ...


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If you include claim language for each invention in the PCT application, the selected ISA (international Search Agency) will notice that you have claims to multiple inventions and ask you to pay more for them to search the ones beyond the first invention. You can do this, incurring large "divisional" related expenses, early in the process. Alternately you ...


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Perhaps you can look at it this way. How many countries do you really plan to enter once the PCT Application enters national phase entry. If its only USA or few handful more (say Canada and Europe), then you can altogether avoid the PCT. Instead, by June 01, 2018 prepare the non-provisional application with a professional US patent agent / attorney and use ...


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You will not be able to change the specification or drawings in any manner other than to correct a typo (an error in the text that is clearly an error and clearly only has one way to be fixed can be changed) or improve the legibility of a drawing. Your attorney will be stuck with your errors of omission and commission. As another answer mentions, the claims ...


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The premise of "3 * sales" is not correct. The treble damages for willful infringement is 3 times whatever it would have been otherwise. It is not always imposed. Other than that, yes. Staying ignorant of possible patents out there is a very reasonable plan whether for software or for hardware.


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It is a strategy called filing a PCT application. The one with the WO # (Not a US normal U.S. application) is the publication of a Patent Cooperation Treaty application. It is a process run by WIPO in Geneva. You can file in Geneva but applicants generally file a PCT international application through their own country's patent office. A PCT application is a "...


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