In our latest Question of the Week video, we discussed the latest patent trends in VR and AR. This time, we will focus on global patents.
It’s a well-known fact that if you file your patent in the US, it won’t protect you in Europe. And if you want to stop Chinese copycats, you have to file for a Chinese patent. The patent rules are stricter outside of the US. For example, you need to file a patent before your idea is made public – so, before you publish your app or make the idea accessible on your website.
Filing a patent, however, can help you to obtain global protection. You can file a provisional patent application and decide within a year whether you'd like to move forward with the idea. Or you can file a PCT or international patent application and get another 18-30 months to decide if your idea is worthwhile to pursue within the scope of your business.
If you want to protect your idea, file for a patent. We at KISSPatent can help you to turn your ideas into profit. Give us a call and we will be happy to answer all of your questions. Submit your own question for our Question of the week series and we'll answer it!