How long does an international patent last?

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Jun 05, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: How long before I can get an international patent? Question Detail: How long does an international patent last?

Answer: There is no real “international patent.” However, you can file a PCT application that will enable you to seek a patent in various countries/regions around the world. Each country/region patent would last according to their respective laws.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.

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