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Common U.S. Trademark Docketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
This presentation will discuss the stages that require docketing follow-up, the most common associated docketing mistakes, and how to anticipate and avoid them.
Overcoming Licensing Issues for Universities
University licensing of IP can help fund research and development, provide financial incentives to faculty inventors, create start-ups, and promote collaboration with established corporations. Check out this webinar to learn more
Managing Final Office Actions & Responses, also RCE Practice
The process to manage final office actions and responses is surprisingly complex. Learn how paralegals manage the tasks involved with responding to final office actions.
Mexico
Need to decide if you should file patent applications abroad? In this advanced webinar series, we'll take a look at strategies and best practices for key countries outside of the United States.

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Foreign Rights

A foreign country does not automatically recognize and protect a United States patent or vice versa. So, for the United States patent holder pursuing patents abroad, foreign applications must be filed. There are a number of time bars that a US inventor or patent holder must be aware of otherwise not meeting these time requirements could remove the chance for any patent protection whatsoever, either United States or foreign.

Schwegman is aware of these dates/deadlines and has numerous processes and safeguards in place to be sure these requirements are not overlooked. Every year we sponsor a one day conference on PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) laws that our attorneys, paralegals, and docketing managers attend to be sure we are up-to-date on procedures to file patent applications to its contracting states.