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Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

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Published by: Rafael Juico on Jul 19, 2012
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Patent Cooperation Treaty(PCT)
Done at Washington on June 19, 1970,amended on September 28, 1979,modified on February 3, 1984, and on October 3, 2001
World Intellectual Property Organization
Patent Cooperation Treaty2
 Editor’s Note:
For details concerning amendments and modifications to the PatentCooperation Treaty (PCT), and for access to decisions of the Assembly of theInternational Patent Cooperation Union (PCT Assembly) concerning their entry intoforce and transitional arrangements, reference should be made to the relevant reports of the PCT Assembly available from the International Bureau or via the WIPO website at:www.wipo.int/pct/en/meetings/assemblies/reports.htm. Details of transitionalarrangements adopted in respect of selected amendments, where it appears that thosearrangements are likely to be applicable to a significant number of internationalapplications at the time of publication of the present text, are included as Editor’s Notesin the text.
Patent Cooperation Treaty3
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Done at Washington on June 19, 1970,amended on September 28, 1979,modified on February 3, 1984, and on October 3, 2001
Preamble Introductory Provisions
Article 1 Establishment of a UnionArticle 2 Definitions
Chapter I: International Application and International Search
Article 3 The International ApplicationArticle 4 The RequestArticle 5 The DescriptionArticle 6 The ClaimsArticle 7 The DrawingsArticle 8 Claiming PriorityArticle 9 The ApplicantArticle 10 The Receiving OfficeArticle 11 Filing Date and Effects of the International ApplicationArticle 12 Transmittal of the International Application to theInternational Bureau and the International SearchingAuthorityArticle 13 Availability of Copy of the International Application toDesignated OfficesArticle 14 Certain Defects in the International ApplicationArticle 15 The International SearchArticle 16 The International Searching AuthorityArticle 17 Procedure before the International Searching AuthorityArticle 18 The International Search ReportArticle 19 Amendment of the Claims before the International BureauArticle 20 Communication to Designated OfficesArticle 21 International PublicationArticle 22 Copy, Translation, and Fee, to Designated OfficesArticle 23 Delaying of National Procedure
Table of Contents and Editor’s Notes are added for the convenience of the reader; theydo not form part of the Treaty.

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