Best practices for foreign filings
Want to avoid being sued? Want to be a foreign filing hero?
Make sure the chain of title is correct.
In particular, we strongly recommend as best practices that you secure assignments from the inventor to the applicant:
- As soon as possible, and ideally before the first application (eg. provisional) is filed;
- Signed by both assignor and assignee;
- Properly dated;
- Have the signatures witnessed, and ideally notarized.
Following these simple steps will avoid a lot of time, cost, and grief later in prosecution.
As always, we welcome your comments and questions.
Prepared in cooperation with Dennemeyer.
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