Worldwide Patent & Design Applications

international ip STRATEGY

patentability searches

patent & Design applications

Ip valuation & management

The FAI transatlantic patent teams with USPTO, UKIPO, EPO, EUIPO and WIPO representation provide US, UK, EU-based and global IP strategy and management including invention harvesting, searching, IP landscape analysis, drafting, filing and prosecution of patents and designs, IP valuation, and worldwide IP management (renewals, register changes etc.).

Go Further, Go Global

Obtaining a patent requires extensive knowledge and experience of both the patent law and technology. Strategic planning and management of your international portfolio to optimize your patent protection is also vital.

Our international patent practice offers quality patent prosecution with an international perspective from the start. It also manages your patent procurement based on your short term and long term business objectives to help you optimize protection for inventions and improvements now and in the future.

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International Patent Applications

International Designs – Hague Applications

Foreign National Patents

Foreign National Designs

International Design Applications

Your designs can be protected in different countries by applying in each country. For Europe, design protection can also be obtained across the EU by applying for a European Community Design. An International Design Filing System, also known as the Hague Agreement, is also available for seeking design protection in some countries/regions around the world.

International Patent Applications

Both a US utility patent and a European patent can be obtained via an International patent application. For the option to seek patent protection in several countries around the world, the best route is likely to be an International patent application under the Patent Corporation Treaty. Most but not all countries are members of the PCT. This can also be the best route to lock in right to file worldwide and delay costs if you are unsure at this stage whether worldwide protection is required.

National Routes

If protection is required in a very limited number of countries or a PCT non-member country, the alternative route may be a separate national patent application filed directly before the national office of each country of interest.

We have extensive experience working with established associates and patent systems around the world. Most of these associates we are familiar with and have met in person.

Our team of practitioners are able to represent clients in all patent related matters directly before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). We handle patent filing and prosecution in other jurisdictions globally through our long established international network of foreign associates.

From Engines to Entertainment…

…from Medicine to Makeup

our services

Global Patent Prosecution Strategy
Patentability & Novelty searches
Landscape Search & Analysis
Invention Harvesting
Worldwide Patent Filing & Prosecution
IP management & Renewals
Handling, Filing and & Prosecution of Foreign Patent & Design Applications around the world including China, Japan, India, Canada, South America, Australia
Drafting, Filing & Prosecuting International Patent applications – PCT
Drafting, Filing & Prosecuting International Design Applications – Hague
Drafting, Filing & Prosecuting US, UK, European Patent Applications
Drafting, Filing & Prosecuting US, UK, European Design Applications

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At FAI, we recognize that each client has different business and IP needs
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