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I have a local or domestic patent application, eg. in the USA or UK. When should I be filing an equivalent European patent application?
File your European patent application at any time within the first 12 months of your first filed patent application, and claim its priority thereby effectively back-dating your European patent application.
When can I talk about my invention?
The general rule is 'file your patent first, then disclose'. Some countries, eg. USA, do allow disclosure first and then filing within 12 months. But most countries do not, and thus a non-confidential prior disclosure will 'knock out' your patent.