International Services

Services for International Clients / Associates

Babcock IP works closely with foreign clients / associates, providing timely and responsive intellectual property legal services including filing and prosecution of:

  • US Nationalization of PCT cases
  • US Applications claiming foreign priority
  • US Utility, Provisional and Design Patent Applications for foreign inventors/entities as a first filing
  • Re-examination, Re-issue and Appeals to the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Competitor IP monitoring and Third-Party Preissuance Submissions
  • Assignments/name changes and requests for certificates of correction
  • Co-ordination and filing of Patent Annuities / Maintenance Fees

As your US representative, Babcock IP will report to you as you request. Babcock IP can provide immediate notification of USPTO / Third Party communications. In addition or alternatively, we can prepare either cursory or detailed analysis of the communications along with our recommendations.

Babcock IP can implement your detailed instructions, work with you to develop strategies/arguments, or independently develop and implement strategies/arguments for your review.

Babcock IP is certified to submit invoices through the Serengeti electronic invoicing and tracking systems.

Babcock IP uses the USPTO Electronic Filing System (EFS) and Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) to expedite the application filing and then track the application's progress. We can report the PAIR status of a case to you immediately.

Our use of EFS / PAIR enables:
  • Early publication of an application. This enables the earliest possible notice and potential damages calculation upon an alleged infringer
  • Minimization of USPTO transcription errors requiring certificates of correction
  • Monitoring the reception and transmittal of application papers, office actions and responses without lengthy status inquiry reply periods
  • Minimization of delays between filing of an allowed patent application's issue fee and patent issue

Ordinarily, Babcock IP prepares all required forms for signature. For emergency filings, our client downloadable power of attorney, inventor's declaration and assignment forms are available here. The completed and signed forms may be faxed to us for filing of a complete application without missing parts delays or late filing fees.