International Patent Filing via Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT)

Why to file International Patent Application? For protecting an invention, patent protection is taken by people, multi-national companies, research institutions and universities. Since, patent protection is jurisdiction specific in nature, it only gives the protection for the country in which it is filed. An international patent application helps applicant to seek patent protection based on the priority date of initial application in other countries also. Therefore, there is a need of an international patent protection.  There are broadly two ways for seeking international patent protection: Convention Patent Application and PCT Application. What is a PCT Application? The Patent Cooperation Treaty, or... Read More