What is the stipulated term for filing a patent application in Israel?
In Israel, an applicant can file a patent application claiming priority within 12 months from the priority date. However, taking into consideration certain circumstances, the patent office of the country may permit the request for restoration of this term if filed by up to two months from the expiration date of the 12 months.
How long is the duration of patent protection?
Generally, a granted patent lasts for 20 years from the date of patent application filing. However, it disregards the priority date, if earlier.
What are the minimum filing requirements in Israel?
An applicant must file a request to grant patent, including his details, correspondence address in Israel
How are patent applications examined in Israel?
In Israel, patent applications are automatically taken up for examination as per the order in which they are received by the patent office. There is no requirement to file a process initiation request separately. However, an applicant can file the request for expedited examination, if required. Moreover, an expedited examination can be requested under PPH.