When IP Falls Under The Export Control Regime

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 1:36 PM EST) -- Patent professionals should be familiar with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s process for granting foreign filing licenses to patent applications. However, those foreign filing licenses are limited in scope to activities related to obtaining foreign patent protection. Full, unrestricted dissemination of material in and related to a patent application may also be subject to another body of export control regulations: the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR, 22 CFR Parts 120-130) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR, 15 CFR Parts 730-774). Export license requirements (beyond...
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