I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on the patent application - it looks great and fingers crossed it's plain sailing from here!G Puddepha
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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.
It will be difficult to patent a business method, software or a game in the UK and Europe, but it may be possible in the USA.