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Patent Filing

In an economy where globalization is critical, international patent protection has become one of the most critical elements for businesses looking to expand their reach. Filing patents in multiple jurisdictions with varying language and formatting requirements poses challenges to in-house IP departments in terms of budgeting, oversight and quality assurance. KEYDION is not only expert in patent translations, but also files patent applications.

KEYDION has established itself as the sole company exclusively dedicated to helping patent professionals face and conquer the challenges associated with the translation end of foreign filing. KEYDION’s expert team becomes part of your team. Quality Assurance goes beyond just a review process and encompasses the proactive support of a company’s goals of international IP protection. This is accomplished by alerting our clients of issues that may arise in any given jurisdiction where their patent is being filed, and helping them address and account for these challenges before they become problematic. With decades of experience, our specialized paralegal teams are here to support you.

We have negotiated low, fixed rates with our global network of world-class patent attorney firms: assured of both high quality and lower costs.

If you have existing agent relationships, KEYDION can integrate their services: thousands of clients entrust us with securing their intellectual property rights: law firms, corporations and universities, and individual inventors.

We combine a highly professional service with flexibility and global reach: our team of experienced paralegals in Asia and Europe works with our translation and agent teams to ensure a streamlined process.


PCT National Phase Entry

With decades of experience, our specialized paralegal teams are here to support you.

We use our expertise and buying power to reduce the cost of PCT National Phase Entry, which occurs 30 (or 31) months after the priority date of the PCT application.


Where KEYDION fits in the process:


KEYDION fits in the process of Direct Filing


REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING PATENT APPLICATION IN CHINA
 
There are three types of patents in China, namely, patents for invention, utility model and design. With regard to invention and utility model patent applications, it is required to submit the description, the claims, the abstract and the drawings (if any). For design patent application, it is required to submit the drawings or photographs of the design. (If the design is presented by photographs, we are in need of three sets of the photographs.)
 
In addition, it is required to submit the information of the name and address of the applicant(s) and the inventor(s), and that of the priority right, if any. According to the Paris Convention and the Chinese Patent Law, if the foreign applicant files an invention or utility model application in China within twelve months from the date on which any applicant first filed in the foreign country, the Chinese application can enjoy a right of priority. For design application, the time period for claiming priority right is six months from the first filing date in the foreign country.
 

 Patent Application for Invention/Utility Model (Convention Application)
1. Name, nationality, and address of the applicant(s)
2. Name of all the inventors and the nationality of the first inventor
3. Information of Priority Right (if priority right is claimed)
4. Description, Claims, Abstract, Drawings (if any)
5. Certified priority document (if priority right is claimed)
6 Assignment (if the applicant in China is different from that of the priority application)
7 Power of Attorney
Items 1-4 are mandatory at the time of filing, whereas items 5-7 can be later filed; however, the deadline for submitting items 5 and 6 will expire on three months from the Chinese filing date.
 

 Patent Application for Design (Convention Application)
1. Name, nationality, and address of the applicant(s)
2. Name of all the inventors and the nationality of the first inventor
3. Information of Priority Right (if priority right is claimed)
4. Drawings or three sets of Photographs
5. Brief description of the design
6. Certified priority document (if priority right is claimed)
7. Assignment (if the applicant in China is different from that of the priority application)
8 Power of Attorney
Items 1-5 are mandatory at the time of filing, whereas items 6-8 can be later filed; however, the deadline for submitting items 6 and 7 will expire on three months from the Chinese filing date.
 

 Chinese National Phase of a PCT application (Invention/Utility Model)
1. Name , nationality, and address of the applicant(s) and the inventor(s)
2. Information of Priority Right (if priority right is claimed)
3. Published PCT application documents
4. Amendments under Art. 19, Art.34 and Art. 41 of the PCT, if any (if such amendments shall be basis for examination in China)
5. Power of Attorney
Items 1-4 are mandatory at the time of filing, whereas item 5 can be later filed.
 

 



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