So you’ve filed a patent application in the United States and created a product that you dream will be a best seller, but your dream doesn’t stop there. You want to go bigger and bolder. You don’t just want to be the best in your local area, but the best in the United States. Still not big enough? How about being the best worldwide! How do you do that, you ask? You file a foreign patent application! Okay, let’s take a step back. Maybe world domination isn’t on your radar but protecting your invention on a larger scale may be important. Determining the appropriate markets to approach and protect your product from is a vital step in the strategic process of getting you closer to your goal. Here is some basic information worth considering when deciding when a foreign patent application may be appropriate.