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How do you know about the PCT? Please take minutes to have a look of this PPT and you'll have a better understanding of PCT.

How do you know about the PCT? Please take minutes to have a look of this PPT and you'll have a better understanding of PCT.

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  • 1. About Patent Cooperation Treaty
    4
  • 2. Table of Contents
    Overview
    Purposes of PCT
    Why do we use PCT system
    Development course
    PCT System
  • 3. Overview
    • Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international patent law treaty that provides a unified procedure for filing patent application to protect inventions in each of its contracting states.
    • 4. It is an special international treaty organized by WIPO that only provides access to member states of Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
  • Purposes
  • 5. Why Do We Use PCT System
    1. Bring the world within reach
    2. Simplify the filing procedures
    3. Postpone both costs and time
    4. Provide a strong basis for patenting decisions
    5. Alleviate the burden of national offices in member states
  • 6. Basic Features of PCT System
    Internationalapplication/PCT application
  • 7. Basic Features of PCT System
  • 8. About These Offices in PCT Application
    • Receiving Office (RO)
    — Office where an applicant might file the international application
    • International Searching Authority (ISA)
    — Patent office which performs the search
    • International Preliminary Examination Authority (IPEA)
    — Offices responsible for international preliminary examination
    • International Bureau (IB)
    — Belong to WIPO; responsible for international coordination and management of PCT system
    • Designated Office (DO)
    — Office that provides protection for inventions according to the requirements of applicants in international application
    • Elected Office (EO)
    — The contracting states for which the examination is demanded in the claim
  • 9. Development Course
  • 10. PCT System
    !
    TWOphases are included in the procedure of an international patent application.
  • 11. 30
    20
    Enter national phase
    International
    publication
    0
    12
    18
    19
    16
    File first
    application
    International
    Search report
    and ISA
    Written
    Opinion
    File
    PCT
    30
    Enter national phase
    PCT System
    (months)
    22
    OR
    File demand
    28
    International
    Preliminary
    Examination
    typically a national patent application in the home country of the applicant
    PCTTimeline
  • 12. PCT System - International Phase
  • 13. PCT System - International Phase
  • 14. PCT System - National Phase
  • 15. 0
    File
    international
    application
    12
    File first
    application
    PCT System
    Paris
    Convention
    vs
    PCT
    PCT provides applicants with longer period of time
    (30 months vs. 12 months)
    to determine marketing plans,
    to evaluate the strength of their potential patent, and
    to be more selective as to the countries in which they will file.
    (months)
  • 16. Thank You!
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