US Patent 101

What’s the extent of coverage of a U.S. patent? As with anything patents are territorial, a patent will cover, or I should say a U.S. patent will cover the United States and its territories, including Puerto Rico. People ask me, is there such a thing as an international? Now, I stress the word patent because there is no such thing as an international patent, where one patent covers the whole world.

Of course there is something, we have something called the PCT. It’s where I present my U.S. patent that I did. I present it to the world and I say, I would like to prosecute this patent in the following designated countries. So I buy some time to take my U.S. patent and I present it to multiple countries.