International Patent


As the economies of the world become more reliant on one another, it is becoming increasingly important for both businesses and individuals to formulate an international patent strategy.  At Crowell & Moring, our International Patent Group provides a wide range of services to ensure that our clients are able to obtain, maintain, and assert their international patent rights in an effective and strategic manner.

Our International Patent Group offers clients a wealth of experience and an impressive infrastructure for filing and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world.  In particular, we have significant experience with the filing and prosecution of patent applications filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the European Patent Office, and the patent offices of China, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.

By working closely with a select group of foreign associates at firms around the world and with whom we have long-standing relationships, we are able to provide a cross-border, multi-faceted approach in solving IP issues.  Being able to leverage our experience and international relationships enables us to quickly and effectively navigate patent applications through so many countries.  Understanding the intricacies of each country’s patent office is an invaluable knowledge that we pass along to our clients through reduced costs and increased speed.

The attorneys in Crowell & Moring’s International Patent take time to understand both the legal and commercial implications for their clients’ inventions and patent portfolios. By getting to know a client personally and having a deep familiarity with their inventions and business models, they are better able to formulate effective international filing strategies.