China Patents Q & A – Part 4 of 4

Colorado Patent Attorney Mark Trenner answers questions regarding the Apple’s patent issues in China.

Watch 8 minute Video of Interview With Denver Patent Attorney Mark Trenner

Interviewer: What are some considerations a business owner should consider when seeking to protect their invention outside of the United States with patents?colorado patent attorney

Patent Attorney: Budget is always the biggest consideration. For individual inventors, start-ups, and small businesses, the money saved by not filing international patent applications may be better used to develop and market the invention in the United States. It is important to think seriously about the ability to effectively advance an invention outside of the United States, and the impact foreign filing will have on your budget.

Interviewer: Is there anything business owners should keep in mind if they are considering foreign protection for their inventions?

Patent Attorney: Most foreign countries have a strict standard – the invention cannot have been publicly disclosed to filing a patent application. There are exceptions, so be sure to discuss this with a patent attorney if you are interested in foreign filing.

Interviewer: Thank you, I think that’s all we have time for today. For more information, be sure to visit Trenner Law Firm’s website at www.us-patentattorney.com and Mark Trenner’s blog over at www.ipatentattorney.org

 

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Mark Trenner is an attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to my law degree, I have technical degrees in electrical engineering, environmental engineering, and civil engineering, and experience in a wide variety of technologies. With over 12 years experience in the intellectual property field, I have prepared, filed, and prosecuted numerous patent applications, trademark applications, and copyright applications. I am also experienced with other intellectual property and business law issues, including helping inventors license their inventions to industry. After practicing as an attorney in several private law firms, I also served as senior patent counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado for 4 years. Trenner Law Firm was established in 2004 to serve individuals, entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses, and large corporate clients and help protect their intellectual property with patents, trademarks, and copyrights. General Information Only - NOT LEGAL ADVICE.