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If you have an invention which is suitable for many areas around the world, should you file an international patent application straightaway?
If you are sure the invention is unique, then file an international (PCT) patent application straightaway. However, initially it is likely to be cheaper filing a domestic patent application and obtaining a good quality initial search from the local patent office. If the search is positive, then with greater confidence file your PCT within 12 months and with a priority claim.
Unlike most countries, America provides a 12 months grace period from first disclosure in which a patent application can still be filed. Therefore, even if publicly disclosed, you may still be entitled to valid patent protection for your invention in at least the USA.