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Q. I was wondering if you could please advice on the following: 1. Could you please provide an approximate cost of submitting a full patent application in the US (provisional already submitted) and the cost for going into international phase, specifying the following countries Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Japan, and New Zealand. 2. If we decide at a later date to not continue in a specific country, is it possible to cancel the specific country patent application prior to incurring the examination fees? 3. If we submit the full patent in Australia and use the US provisional priority date and we do not go ahead and submit the full patent in the US, will this have any effect on the full patent application in Australia? 4. If we do not submit the full patent application in the US within the 12 month anniversary date can we submit the application at a later date, in the US as well as the specific EU countries? Is it that we just lose the priority date?
posted Tuesday 10 of September 2013 by jeanette [fees & costs]
A. Here are my initial responses in ALL CAPS, in the body of your text: 1. Could you please provide an approximate cost of submitt... view

posted Wednesday 21 of August 2013 by Cathy [intellectual property]
A. I see no problem with this, as patent rights are exhausted with a purchase. You shouldn't put the piece of merchandise in a decept... view

posted Monday 22 of July 2013 by Diana [patent filing]
A. This is an example of a case where sitting down with (or teleconferencing with) a patent and trademark attorney is necessary. You... view

posted Friday 5 of July 2013 by Ignace [patent filing]
A. Yes, you can simply sign an assignment of your rights to the public and have this recorded with the patent office. Or simply don't... view

posted Monday 1 of July 2013 by Alice [patent filing]
A. Patents of addition are peculiar to Australia and India for example. Seek the advice of an attorney based in one of these countrie... view

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When you think you might have an invention with sales potential, immediately discuss the idea with a registered patent practitioner
Ensure you sketch all significant elements of your invention on paper, writing as much detail and comments regarding its' operation
After creating any descriptions or sketching your invention, ensure a witness (or even two) sign the paper to support your claim

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