Know the Law: Preserve Patent Rights in the United States and Foreign Countries

By Scott C. Rand

Q.  I have an invention and plan to disclose it at a trade show.  What do I have to know and what steps do I need to take to preserve patent rights in the United States and foreign countries?

A.  To maintain your ability to obtain patent protection in the U.S. and abroad, it is important to file a patent application covering your invention in at least one country prior to publicizing or attempting to commercialize the invention.

To read my full article that was published in the Union Leader, please click here.