12. Foreign Patents

  1. Joseph P. Kennedy,
  2. Wayne H. Watkins and
  3. Elyse N. Ball

Published Online: 2 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118410103.ch12

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

How to Cite

Kennedy, J. P., Watkins, W. H. and Ball, E. N. (2012) Foreign Patents, in How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118410103.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118369371

Online ISBN: 9781118410103

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Keywords:

  • foreign patents, commercial viability/market assessment;
  • patents, a valuable economic asset;
  • patent valuation, estimating patent value;
  • trade secret protection, differences between patent;
  • selling/licensing differing in method, patent holder's rights transferred

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Distinctive Features of U.S. Patent Law

  • The International Patent Cooperation Treaty

  • The European Patent Union

  • Other Foreign Patent Practices

  • Enforcing Patents Abroad

  • Choosing Whether to File a Foreign Patent Application