Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in United States

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Any
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) English
PCT National/regional phase possible Yes
Time limit for entering national/regional phase 30 months from filing/priority date
Time limit for filing translation 30 months from filing/priority date (extension available of 2 months from the invitation, or 32 months from filing/priority date, whichever exprires later)
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation Upon Notice from USPTO
Certification needed for translation Yes
Certified copy of priority application required Yes
Translation of priority application required No, only upon request
Certification needed for translation of priority application Yes
EP Required translations N/A

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