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Foreign Filing Licenses: Key Considerations, First Filing Requirements, Design Patent Unique Issues, Export Controls

Webinar
April 26, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Hosting Organization(s):
Strafford
Virtual

Director Tracy-Gene G. Durkin will speak on the webinar "Foreign Filing Licenses: Key Considerations, First Filing Requirements, Design Patent Unique Issues, Export Controls," presented by Strafford on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on foreign filing restrictions and licenses. The panel will discuss various countries with filing restrictions and requirements, including the U.S., China, India, Germany, and other countries. The panel will address unique issues that design patent applications face and export control issues that both utility and design patents must consider. The panel will offer best practices for avoiding foreign filing mistakes.

Description

Many international companies and universities routinely conduct inventive activities in various countries by inventors of varied citizenships. Numerous countries, including the U.S. and China, have some level of foreign filing license requirements.

Many governments require prior approval before technology made or developed in the country is exported abroad. Violations of export control laws, even inadvertently, expose parties to potential penalties. It is important for patent counsel to understand the intersection with export control law.

Further, although the requirements are the same, there are some unique aspects of foreign filing licenses for design patent applications.

If these companies, universities, and their counsel fail to comply with each country's foreign filing requirements they could suffer significant consequences, including the ability to obtain patent protection for the invention in those countries.

Listen as our authoritative panel of patent attorneys examines foreign filing restrictions and licenses. The panel will discuss various countries with filing restrictions and requirements, focusing on the U.S., China, India, Germany, the UK, and other countries. The panel will address unique issues that design patent applications face and export control issues that both utility and design patents must consider. The panel will offer best practices for avoiding foreign filing mistakes.

Outline

  1. Foreign filing restrictions and requirements
    1. Overview
    2. Specific countries
      1. U.S.
      2. China
      3. India
      4. Other countries
  2. Design patent unique issues
  3. Export controls
  4. Best practices for avoiding foreign filing mistakes

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are foreign filing restrictions and licenses?
  • What rights does a foreign filing license provide?
  • What constitutes "developed in China"? What are the consequences of failing to understand when a license is required for China?