If I have a US patent, how does that carry over into other countries?

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Aug 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: If I have something that I've patented how does that carry over into other countries?

Question Detail: I got the patent in the US but I want to see if there is a market for my product in other countries. Do I have to get patents for it in every country I want to sell in?

Answer: Your US patent only provides protection in the US. But if your US patent has actually issued as a patent, then it would be too late for you to file patent applications in foreign countries.

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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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