I have not been following this thread, but at the risk of repeating something
said prior, I'll contribute my $0.02.
I have filed US patents for various employers. I learned how on the Internet,
and CompuServe. If I remember correctly, there is a box on one of the forms
(yes, you can even download the forms) where you can check for foreign patents
as well. The last time I did this (about 18 months ago), it took about 3 months
to get the "Patent Pending".
Jim Simmons, Production Engineer
Medic Alert, USA
______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________Subject: Re: Need Patent Info
Author: Dianne Karg 103125.1115@CompuServe.COM at Internet
Date: 10/28/96 16:11
This list has had lots of good info on the patent process.
Forget the companies that offer to register your patent for you - they're a rip
off. They charge outrageous fees and take a percentage on top of it!
Toronto, Ontario, Canada