引用台灣申請日,主張優先權申請美國專利的問題

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引用台灣申請日,主張優先權申請美國專利的問題

請哈今的各位先知協助回答。
如果在台灣申請一個新型專利,因為是形式審查,差不多6-8個月就會公告
假使要利用台灣新型的申請日,主張國際優先權申請美國專利,如此是否可行?
也就是說台灣已在98.01.01申請台灣新型專利,於98.08.01領到專利證書了也公告了
然在98.09.02時引用新型專利的申請日到美國申請專利,如此是否可行。
看過美國專利法119條,好像是不行小弟英文能力不強,看不出個所以然。
請各位先知指教,給小弟一個明確的答案。
若美國不能接受如此之申請案,是依據那個法條?
以上。

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您為何覺得不行?!

回應您的問題:

1. 台灣和美國在1996年04月10日簽署agreement,在當日或者之後申請之兩國專利,包括發明、新型以及新式樣(還有商標)案件可互惠主張優先權。

2. 35 USC 119(a)-(d)摘譯如下:

(a) An application for patent for an invention filed in this country by any person who has, or whose legal representatives or assigns have, previously regularly filed an application for a patent for the same invention in a foreign country which affords similar privileges in the case of applications filed in the United States or to citizens of the United States, or in a WTO member country, shall have the same effect as the same application would have if filed in this country on the date on which the application for patent for the same invention was first filed in such foreign country, if the application in this country is filed within twelve months from the earliest date on which such foreign application was filed; but no patent shall be granted on any application for patent for an invention which had been patented or described in a printed publication in any country more than one year before the date of the actual filing of the application in this country, or which had been in public use or on sale in this country more than one year prior to such filing.
[外國案申請之12個月內提出美國案申請;但是不能在美國申請前,國外已經獲准專利/公開物敘述超過一年;或者已經申請前已在美國使用或者銷售超過一年]

(b)

(1) No application for patent shall be entitled to this right of priority unless a claim is filed in the Patent and Trademark Office, identifying the foreign application by specifying the application number on that foreign application, the intellectual property authority or country in or for which the application was filed, and the date of filing the application, at such time during the pendency of the application as required by the Director.
[檢附國外申請資訊]

(2) The Director may consider the failure of the applicant to file a timely claim for priority as a waiver of any such claim. The Director may establish procedures, including the payment of a surcharge, to accept an unintentionally delayed claim under this section.
[未宣告視為放棄]

(3) The Director may require a certified copy of the original foreign application, specification, and drawings upon which it is based, a translation if not in the English language, and such other information as the Director considers necessary. Any such certification shall be made by the foreign intellectual property authority in which the foreign application was filed and show the date of the application and of the filing of the specification and other papers.
[檢附認證本]

(c) In like manner and subject to the same conditions and requirements, the right provided in this section may be based upon a subsequent regularly filed application in the same foreign country instead of the first filed foreign application, provided that any foreign application filed prior to such subsequent application has been withdrawn, abandoned, or otherwise disposed of, without having been laid open to public inspection and without leaving any rights outstanding, and has not served, nor thereafter shall serve, as a basis for claiming a right of priority.
[非首次申請之外國申請]

(d) Applications for inventors' certificates filed in a foreign country in which applicants have a right to apply, at their discretion, either for a patent or for an inventor's certificate shall be treated in this country in the same manner and have the same effect for purpose of the right of priority under this section as applications for patents, subject to the same conditions and requirements of this section as apply to applications for patents, provided such applicants are entitled to the benefits of the Stockholm Revision of the Paris Convention at the time of such filing.
[略]

3. 98/01/01申請台灣專利
98/09/02申請美國專利--->滿足"在台灣案申請12個月內申請美國專利"

4. 98/08/01台灣新型專利公告
98/09/02申請美國專利
--->美國申請前已公開--->未違反35 USC102(a)---->因102(a)排除本身之公開[如果兩案之inventive entity相同的情況下]
-->美國申請前公開未滿一年-->未違反35 USC 102(b)-->因35 USC 102(b)有一年之grace period
--->在美國申請前台灣申請未滿一年-->未違反 35USC102(d) [四個條件必須同時滿足才能導致35 USC102(d)之核駁]
-->未違反35USC102(e)[foreign applications/patents不能作為prior art]

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