INDIA - PCT National Phase Entry

Written by P.M.George Kutty

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Entry intorepparttar National Phase

The national phase isrepparttar 144750 second ofrepparttar 144751 two main phases ofrepparttar 144752 PCT procedure. The national phase starts only ifrepparttar 144753 applicant files applications in each country of choice (the "designated Office") just as a usual application would be filed, either beforerepparttar 144754 expiration ofrepparttar 144755 time limit or together with an express request that it start earlier. The applicant has sole responsibility for performingrepparttar 144756 act in due time. The consequences of failure to do so are fatal torepparttar 144757 application in most designated States. In each such designated Staterepparttar 144758 international application hasrepparttar 144759 effect of a national (or regional inrepparttar 144760 case of regional offices) application as fromrepparttar 144761 international filing date, andrepparttar 144762 decision to grant

Advantages ofrepparttar 144763 PCT System

The PCT system allows applicants to file a single patent application in one country and for up to 30/31 months retainrepparttar 144764 option of filing a corresponding application in a large number of other countries of interest. The PCT system can therefore be thought of as an extension of time for filing patent applications world wide at substantially reduced prosecution costs. Furthermore, one can usually tell fromrepparttar 144765 International Search Report and Written Opinion, whatrepparttar 144766 chances are of obtaining patent protection inrepparttar 144767 other countries. If there appears to be no prospect of obtaining a patent,repparttar 144768 international application can be abandoned wherebyrepparttar 144769 applicants lose onlyrepparttar 144770 cost of filing a PCT application instead of a much greater cost of filing applications in every other countries of interest. Also,repparttar 144771 applicants get 18 months more to testrepparttar 144772 market to determine whether to proceed with patent applications and indeed to raise capital to fundrepparttar 144773 filing of regional/national phase applications. PCT National Phase Entry in India On September 7, 1998 India (country code: IN) deposited its instruments of accession torepparttar 144774 Paris Convention forrepparttar 144775 Protection of Industrial Property and torepparttar 144776 Patent Cooperation Treaty. Since December 7, 1998, it has been possible to designate India in PCT applications and to elect India inrepparttar 144777 demand for preliminary examination. If India is a designated country inrepparttar 144778 PCT application and is also elected inrepparttar 144779 demand for preliminary examination filed within 19 months ofrepparttar 144780 priority date, thenrepparttar 144781 deadline for entry intorepparttar 144782 National Phase in India is 31 months fromrepparttar 144783 Priority Date. Ifrepparttar 144784 applicant does not so elect India inrepparttar 144785 demand for preliminary examination, thenrepparttar 144786 deadline for entry intorepparttar 144787 National Phase in India is 21 months fromrepparttar 144788 Priority Date. Therefore, all applicants who have designated India in their PCT application filed on or after December 7, 1998, will be able to file PCT National Phase applications in India.

P.M.George Kutty, Registered Patent Attorney of

The Intricacies of Personal Injury Cases

Written by Mart Gil Abareta

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Say, you have been involved in an accident of a bus line in a certain state. Remember that there are complexities of city liability and state law that your lawyer need to know before taking on your case. When involved on a medical malpractice case, onrepparttar other hand, you have to consider an attorney who has previous experiences in taking on doctors and their lawyers. Why is this important? Well, you have to know ifrepparttar 144749 lawyer is knowledgeable enough to help you gain full advantage ofrepparttar 144750 laws on personal injury.

Based from reliable sources, many people who have been injured in accidents and personal injury cases donít really know that they can be compensated for their injuries, pain and suffering. They only get to realize this withrepparttar 144751 help of proper legal help. With legal assistance, their innocence will just make them face medical expenses on their own shoulders. See, this is how important these personal injury lawyers are.

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