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PCT - Can I sell now?
« on: Nov 30th, 2005, 6:16am »
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Hi Wink ,
 
I am from Singapore.
 
I have filed a local patent application last year and PCT application last 2 months.
 
My question:  
 
Can I offer my pending patent for sale in any PCT countries before I actually file the respective patent applications?
 
Thank you in advance for your reply. Smiley  
 
*Sorry, please let me know if my question is not clear.  Embarassed
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Re: PCT - Can I sell now?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 30th, 2005, 8:24am »
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You can try to do so.
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Re: PCT - Can I sell now?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 2nd, 2005, 8:23pm »
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Dear Isaac,
 
Will peoplle buy it? since not yet filed in their country? Undecided
 
Thank you for your reply.  Wink
 
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Re: PCT - Can I sell now?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 3rd, 2005, 6:31am »
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There is no way for me to answer that question.  The question depends on what the technology involved is, and the buyers assessment of whether or not a patent could be obtained in relevant markets.
For the potential buyer, the relevant market might not even be in his own country.
 
Then there might be suckers who make the irrational purchasing decisions.  There are also the potential buyers that you never manage to meet, or to whom you screw up the sales pitch.
 
So I cannot answer your question.  A patent application has value in that if the invention describes is valuable and patentable, it represents the only route to effective protection in the PCT countries.
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