Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) / International Filings

What is involved in International Filings for Patents?

Filing in multiple countries can be costly which is why a Patent Cooperation Treaty application (PCT) can be so beneficial. By filing a PCT you will solidify a priority date, providing time to plan your filing strategy efficiently and avoid unnecessary expenses. A PCT acts as a strategic placeholder, enabling you to consult with experts and target countries that offer optimal protection for your invention.

Who Could Benefit from International Filings for Patents?

Entrepreneurs, startups, corporations, or institutions can benefit from DLS’s expert guidance ensures cost-effective protection. With over 30 years of experience, we prepare precise Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications, offering strategic entry advice and free consultations.

Benefits of International Filings of Patents

  • the PCT system allows you to buy time and delay the cost of entering multiple national or regional phases for up to 30 months.
  • By using the PCT system you can preserve an earlier filing date.
  • Potential for your invention to be protected worldwide.
  • You can file in any or all countries that are members of the PCT with your preserved filing date.

Common Issues with International Filings of Patents

Mistakes in documentation and missed deadlines may jeopardize your rights. Without expert guidance, you risk inadequate protection and unexpected costs. A lack of clear strategy can result in unnecessary expenses. Navigating legal complexities and languages can be challenging. Failing to leverage tools like the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) may leave you with incomplete global protection.

Learn About the Process

Inventor Interview

PCT filed

Application Date Solidified

Strategise Where to File

How DLS Can Help?

DLS can help you save time, effort and money to file a patent application in every country around the world.

Expert assistance preparing your PCT application to maximize coverage

Guidance on national/regional phase entry strategy to minimize costs

30+ years experience navigating international patent laws

Free consultations to evaluate your patent filing goals

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