Post dating of patent application in usa
You are also entitled to certain PCT fee reductions when filing electronically.More details about PCT electronic filing can be found at int/pct-safe/en/.Further information about PCT fees can be obtained from the receiving Offices, the Fee Tables, the (see Question 29).The fees you will need to pay as you enter the national phase represent the most significant pre-grant costs.International Preliminary Examination (optional): one of the ISAs at your request, carries out an additional patentability analysis, usually on an amended version of your application.National Phase: after the end of the PCT procedure, usually at 30 months from the earliest filing date of your initial application, from which you claim priority, you start to pursue the grant of your patents directly before the national (or regional) patent Offices of the countries in which you want to obtain them. In order to protect your invention in multiple countries you have a few options: (a) Direct or Paris route: you can directly file separate patent applications at the same time in all of the countries in which you would like to protect your invention (for some countries, regional patents may be available) or, having filed in a Paris Convention country (one of the Member States of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property), then file separate patent applications in other Paris Convention countries within 12 months from the filing date of that first patent application, giving you the benefit in all those countries of claiming the filing date of the first application (see Question 11); (b) PCT route: you can file an application under the PCT, directly or within the 12-month period provided for by the Paris Convention from the filing date of a first application, which is valid in all Contracting States of the PCT and, therefore, simpler, easier and more cost-effective than both, direct or Paris route filings.The PCT makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in a large number of countries by filing a single “international” patent application instead of filing several separate national or regional patent applications.The granting of patents remains under the control of the national or regional patent Offices in what is called the “national phase”.
S., where you can get an early filing date in Canada without filing a complete patent application.
Moreover, if you comply with certain formal requirements set out in the Treaty and Regulations, which are binding on all of the PCT Contracting States, subsequent adaptation to varying national (or regional) formal requirements (and the cost associated therewith) will not be necessary.
You are entitled to file an international patent application if you are a national or resident of a PCT Contracting State.
When pursuing the prosecution of the original application: 20 years from the filing date of the original application.
When filing a second application claiming priority over the original application: 20 years from the filing date of the second application.