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National Stage PCT Patent Applications

We have assisted many inventors and non-US attorneys prepare and file National Stage Patent Applications based on previously filed PCT International Applications.

To prepare and file a National Stage PCT Application, we will need the following:

  • Electronic access to the PCT application
    • access to the PCT application in WIPO’s ePCT system
    • if access to the application in ePCT is impossible, then a “permalink” link to the application file in Patentscope
  • Inventor’s declaration
    • for a PCT application having an international filing date prior to September 16, 2012, an Inventor’s Declaration-pre AIA signed by all of the inventors. The signed declaration may be scanned in black and white and emailed to us, or it may be faxed to us. The USPTO does not require the original signed document.
    • for a PCT application having an international filing date on or after September 16, 2012, an Inventor’s AIA Declaration signed by each of the inventors. The signed declaration may be scanned in black and white and emailed to us, or it may be faxed to us. The USPTO does not require the original signed document.
  • Power of attorney
    • for a PCT application having an international filing date prior to September 16, 2012, a completed and signed Form PTO/SB/80. The completed and signed Power of Attorney may be scanned in black and white and emailed to us, or it may be faxed to us. The USPTO does not require the original signed document.
    • for a PCT application having an international filing date on or after September 16, 2012, a completed and signed Form PTO/AIA/82B. The completed and signed Power of Attorney may be scanned in black and white and emailed to us, or it may be faxed to us. The USPTO does not require the original signed document.
  • Assignment
    • for each inventor, an assignment from the inventor to the Assignee. The signed assignment may be scanned in black and white and emailed to us, or it may be faxed to us. The USPTO does not require the original signed document.
  • Materials for Information Disclosure Statement
      • identification by email of all references to be disclosed in an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS)
      • for each reference to be disclosed in an IDS that is not a US patent or US published patent application, a PDF copy of the reference
      • for each reference to be disclosed in an IDS that is not in the English language, a translation of that reference into the English language (or a concise explanation of relevance thereof)
  • for each inventor, a postal mailing address (by email)
  • for each inventor, the inventor’s residence city and country (by email)
  • for each inventor, the inventor’s citizenship (by email)
  • if the PCT application is not in the English language, a translation of the PCT application into the English language (preferably as a word processor document by email attachment)
  • a statement by email as to whether any amendments to claims of the PCT application were made under Article 19
  • if the claims were amended under Article 19, a copy of the amended claims (preferably as a word processor document by email attachment)
  • if the Article 19 amended claims are not in the English language, a translation of the amended claims into the English language (preferably as a word processor document by email attachment)
  • a statement by email as to whether a Demand for Preliminary Examination was made
  • if a Demand was made, an English-language translation of the annexes of the International Preliminary Examination Report or International Preliminary Report on Patentability
  • a statement by email as to whether any amendments of the PCT application were made under Article 34
  • if the application was amended under Article 34, a copy of the amendment (preferably as a word processor document by email attachment)
  • if the Article 34 amendment is not in the English language, a translation of the amendment into the English language (preferably as a word processor document by email attachment)

The fee/cost to prepare and file a national stage application is typically $2000.00.  The cost to prepare a preliminary amendment will typically add an average of $1000.00.

For information about the International Stage PCT Patent Applications click here.

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