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How to file for a us patent?

  1. Jul 4, 2010 #1
    does one have to be a us national to get a us patent?
    also could anyone enlighten me on what patent cooperation treaty is?
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  3. Jul 4, 2010 #2


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    One does not have to be a US citizen to file a patent in the US. One does have to have an address. I've seen European and Japanese citizens filing patents in the US.


    A patent treaty is an agreement between/among nations to reciprocally honor patents in the respective nations. One may obtain an EU patent. One will have to explore which nations have reciprocal patent agreements with the US, or vice versa.

    Do not disclose publicly any details of which one wishes to claim in the patent.
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