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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.


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