Are there residency restrictions for patents? 2 Answers as of September 17, 2010

Are there any residency restrictions against filing a patent? I am a permanent resident, but not a full citizen and am pursuing a patent for an automobile related gadget.

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Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
No. You need to employ a patent attorney or firm if your IP is worth protecting, to do it right. You only get one shot at it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/17/2010
Kafantaris Law Group
Kafantaris Law Group | Theo Kafantaris
You do not have to be a US Citizen to file for a US patent.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/17/2010
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