PATENTS VII. Can I Get Patents in Foreign Countries?
In many cases it is possible to obtain patents in foreign countries, although it is an expensive process and it may not be worth the time and effort, especially if your are not marketing your invention in foreign countries. If you do obtain a patent in a foreign country, defending the patent against infringers in the foreign country can be an expensive proposition. Whether you pursue patents in foreign countries is a business decision on your part and you typically will ask for advice from a patent attorney, business associates, a business attorney and/or others before making such a decision.
PHOTOGRAPH ATTRIBUTION: "Clock". Thank you publicdomainpictures.net.