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April 22, 2015 at 1:55 pm #691
Since 2008, if an entity has a matter pending before the USPTO and wishes to send the patent application and/or the patent drawings in that matter to a foreign country to be prepared they must obtain the appropriate export license or approval from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). The Foreign Filing License that most USPTO patent applications are reviewed for and typically receive do not give permission for the patent drawings to be exported to another country. The Foreign Filing License only gives permission for the application to be filed in a foreign country.
Excerpts from the Official Gazette Notices are presented below. Click on it to read the original postings at the USPTO.
Many pending patent applications,including patent drawings are unknowingly being sent to India, a country with a clear disregard for intellectual property laws. Patent drafting companies headquartered in India have store fronts located in the USA that make them seem like American companies but actually transmit their work via the Internet back to India to be prepared. A clear violation of USPTO and BIS regulations if proper procedures are not being followed. Below is some links to intellectual property concerns in India:
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