Making Decisions Series: Should I File in the US, Internationally (PCT), or Both?

An international patent application makes it possible to protect your intellectual property in markets outside the US.

In this episode, Robert Plotkin, a software patent attorney and co-founder of the law firm Blueshift IP explains how to approach international patent applications. He also covers how to use a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the benefits it provides.

Tune in to this third episode of the Software Patent Podcast to learn about what’s involved in filing an international patent application and deciding among the many options for pursuing patent protection internationally.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The options available when filing an international patent application (01:25)
  • How to approach the decision on where to file a patent (03:10)
  • What a PCT patent application entails (05:21)




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