Deciding Where To File Patents Internationally In 2016

Law360, New York (August 15, 2016, 1:05 PM EDT) -- The complexity of today's globalized economic landscape can turn selecting nations for patent filing into a guessing game. With so many factors for stakeholders to consider, many applicants resort to a standing list of go-to nations for patent filing often created in a vacuum without much supporting in-depth analysis. Using go-to lists that often reflect an outdated world order may deprive patentees the opportunity to employ more precise methods to optimize patent portfolio effectiveness.

With global trends so turbulent and complex, clinging to old filing choices seems at least understandable. National economic fortunes appear to rise and fall rapidly, established regional...

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