How to enter the PCT National Phase
How PCT National Phaser Works
PCT National Phaser is a PCT National Phase filing platform used by patent applicants to file National Phase patent applications in many countries around the world.
This introduction looks at how PCT National Phaser works.
The PCT process
The International patent application stage starts with the filing of a PCT patent application and, generally, at the 30 or 31 month deadline, filing of National Phase applications in selected countries around the world, such as the United States, Korea, Japan, Australia, Europe and the like.
This stage is called “entering the National Phase”.
The National phase entry stage is typically the most expensive part of the international patent application process and as a result, many patent applicants pursue patent protection in a relatively small number of patent jurisdictions.
Why is the National Phase entry stage so expensive? The reason is that patent attorneys work according to a system called ‘reciprocity’ wherein the more cases a patent attorney receives from a particular foreign patent attorney, the more cases the patent attorney will send back to that foreign patent attorney. In other words, when entering the National Phase, your patent attorney will generally send your case to the greatest reciprocating foreign attorney.
However, according to reciprocity, there is little incentive to keep costs down and your National Phase application may be sent to an expensive foreign patent attorney simply because of reciprocity numbers.
How PCTNationalPhaser.com differs
This is where PCT National Phaser differs. Because PCT National Phaser does not receive National Phase applications from foreign attorneys, PCT National Phaser does not need to rely on reciprocity.
Rather, PCT National Phaser has made agreements with patent attorneys in each jurisdiction who provide highly cost-effective and fixed cost patent attorney service in exchange for receiving a one way, non-reciprocating stream of incoming work from PCT National Phaser.
In this way, PCT National Phaser is able to offer cost savings of up to 5 times while yet using very experienced patent attorneys in each jurisdiction offering you the same or better expertise and service as compared to the conventional process.
The upside for you, the patent applicant, is being able to pursue protection in more jurisdictions obtaining greater scope of patent protection for the same budget.
How does it work?
So, to take advantage of PCT National Phaser simply jump online at pctnationalphaser.com, search for your PCT patent application and select and configure your National Phase jurisdictions. This stage of the process is quick and simple, and can take as little as 5 minutes.
Our software platform is specifically configured according to the official requirements of each patent jurisdiction, ensuring the National phase process occurs seamlessly and efficiently.
Once you have configured and submitted your National Phase applications online, your National Phase applications will be sent to each respective patent attorney for review and filing.
It’s simple really.