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Patents Registration, How To

Who is Entitled to file for Patent

The Patents Act provides that initially, only the inventor has the right to apply for a patent. Others may derive such rights from the inventors, such as inventor's employer or heirs.

False claims for inventorship are a grave offense. For example, in the United States, a person filing a patent application must sign a statement, wherein the penalty for filing an intentionally false report is a fine or imprisonment up to five years or both.


Here are detailed several possible paths for filing patent applications, from the low cost provisional to the expensive PCT to filing in many countries. The most important thing is to act, rather than waiting and pondering.

When you file a patent application, you get protection for one year- you can also file applications in other countries within the year, and you receive the same filing date as that of the first application.

This is very important, because you can't buy an earlier filing date- this may become your valuable asset.

Patenting in the United States

The new Patents Law in the United States includes dramatic changes. The Law goes into effect gradually. The Patents Law includes, among other things, a change to the patent eligibility, from First to Invent to First to File.

Previously there were provisions for a small entity, entitled to pay 50% of the majority of the fees; now there are also provisions for a micro entity, entitled to pay 25% of the standard fees.

The fee was raised for further examination of an application after a final rejection, starting for the second Request for continuing examination (RCE).

For details see United States patents


Types of US Patents

In the United States there are three types of patents
Utility patent , which corresponds to an Israeli patent.
Design patent, which is actually a Design.
Plant patent, which is analogous to the registration of plant species in Israel.

Mandatory Patenting in Israel

Israeli nationals and others may have to file their first application in Israel.

For details see Patent in Israel


Benefits of Filing in Israel

Anyone who has a business in Israel, should have a patent registered here if possible, so you have the power to prevent others from producing, importing or marketing the patented products or services.

Even if your competitor has a patent in your field, if you also have a patent you may be able to reach an agreement with them, for example Cross-Licensing.

If your patent is an improvement on another's patent, in some cases you may be granted permission to use your patent without a license from the first patent's owners.

For details see Patent in Israel


Patent in Europe EPO

For details see European patent


Regional Patents

European patent is an example of a regional patent, i.e. a patent that covers a group of countries.

Other regional patents are possible, as follows:

AP ARIPO patent
Swaziland, Botswana, Ghana, Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

EA Eurasian patent
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

OA OAPI patent
Burkina Faso, Benin, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Comoros, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo

Source: WIPO (situation on 26 January 2015)

PCT International Patent Application

For details see PCT patent application


Worldwide Patent Registration

Our office handles patents worldwide, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Canada, Eastern Europe, Africa, South America etc.

In some countries requires a translation into the language of that State; Western Europe requires a translation of the patent into various languages.

There are countries where the examination request is part of the filing, such as in Israel and the United States; in other countries and PCT, you have to specifically ask for an examination to be performed.

Patent Attorney's Fees

Attorney's Fees depend on the complexity of the invention: A simple patent application requires less work than a large and complicated application, with many pages of text and drawings.

Are you an expert in the subject of the invention and its implementation? Enhancing the technical aspect of the invention at our office may require additional work.

Is there a close deadline? Urgent tasks may require additional work, as they may disrupt the regular schedule of work at our office.

Are there any breaks and delays in execution? Your prompt answers to patent attorney's questions and prompt payment, will expedite the work and reduce costs.

Your requests to make changes or additions during the execution of a work may increase the cost.

This can help you achieve good patent protection at lower costs.

Government Fees

Government fees differ in each country, and may depend on the size of the application and other factors.

In the United States, under the new patent law there are three price categories:
Large entity, Small entity, Micro entity

New Tools for Success- Patentics

Our firm has developed a new method for the registration of patents, utilizing innovative technologies. The method assists the patent attorney using tools from engineering, mathematics and management, based on our experience in these areas.

For details see Patentics


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Eng. Marc Zuta, Patent attorney

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