A Receiving Office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an organization established by an individual country to act as an official national patent office during the International Phase of the PCT. The Receiving Office is responsible for receiving and forwarding PCT applications to which specific requirements of the PCT may apply. It also performs other PCT formalities … [Read more...]
What is a PCT application (Patent Cooperation Treaty)?
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international patent law treaty that simplifies the procedures for seeking patent protection in all contracting states. A patent application filed under the PCT is called an international application, or PCT application. A PCT Application filed in a foreign country is called a PCT national phase patent application. The PCT is … [Read more...]
Foreign patent filing to secure protection in other countries
Updated January 20, 2022FOREIGN PATENT FILINGTo secure patent protection in other countries with a foreign patent filing, inventors must file a patent application prior to public disclosure of the invention to others. Public disclosures come in the form of websites, offers to sell, investment solicitations, tradeshows, public demonstrations, message boards, and other situations … [Read more...]