Q: I need to save a patent of an invention by a non-US researcher and I want to sell it
The invention is saved by the tunisian laws and all rights are reserved but I would like to save the rights all over the world and then sell the invention to the highest bidder
If you have a patent application that was filed in Tunisia within the last 12 months, then you need to talk to the patent attorney that filed that application about filing a Patent Cooperation Treat application (normally called PCT application).
A PCT application is the front end of more than 150 patent systems around the world.
There is much to know and this is not the place for a long class on PCT applications. You can get some basic information at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_Cooperation_Treaty but your patent attorney can walk you through the details.
If your patent application was filed more than 12 months ago, then you will need to talk to your patent attorney about possible alternative steps including possibly filing a PCT application after abandoning the initial application.
I hope that this helps.
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