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New/Updated PCT Resources

2017 PCT Assembly Understanding

It is recalled that the 49th session of the Assembly of the PCT Union (PCT Assembly) adopted an Understanding that the reduction in item 5 of the Schedule of Fees is intended to apply only in the case where the applicants indicated in the request are the sole and true owners of the application and under no obligation to assign, grant, convey or license the rights in the invention to another party which is not eligible for the fee reduction.  This Understanding entered into force on 11 October 2017.  The text of that Understanding, as well as the corresponding amended text of the PCT Schedule of Fees which will enter into force on 1 July 2018, has been published in all 10 PCT publication languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/fees/2017_fee.html

For languages other than English, please select the language in the top right hand corner of the page.

Meeting documents

PCT Committee for Technical Cooperation

The report (document PCT/CTC/30/27) of the thirtieth session of the PCT Committee for Technical Cooperation, which was held in Geneva between 8 and 12 May 2017, is now available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish on the WIPO website, along with other documents for the session, at:

http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=42647

Materials for the European Qualifying Examination

In order to assist candidates in the preparation of materials for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) for prospective European patent attorneys, the International Bureau, with the agreement of the Examination Board for the EQE, has made available four PDF files containing the complete contents, as of 31 October 20171, of the “International Phase” and the “National Phase” of the PCT Applicant’s Guide, in English and French.  The files are available on the PCT website at, respectively:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/eqe/ip.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/eqe/np.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/fr/eqe/ip.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/fr/eqe/np.pdf

PCT Applicant’s Guide

The Spanish version of the “Introduction to the International Phase” and the “Introduction to the National Phase” of the PCT Applicant’s Guide, which contain detailed information on the international and national phases of the PCT, have been updated to take into account the 1 July 2017 amendments to the PCT Regulations, as well as other updates, and is available at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/es/appguide/

PCT frequently asked questions (FAQs)

The publication “Protecting your Inventions Abroad:  FAQs about the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)”, dated October 2017, has been updated in all 10 publication languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) to reflect some recent minor changes to the PCT system.  They are available at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/faqs/faqs.html

For languages other than English, please select the language in the top right hand corner of the page.

Seminar materials

Seminar materials, covering all aspects of the PCT procedure, have been updated in English, German, Japanese and Spanish to take into account the amendments to the PCT Regulations which entered into force on 1 July 2017 and are available at, respectively:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/seminar/basic_1/document.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/de/seminar/basic_1/document.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/ja/seminar/basic_1/document.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/es/seminar/basic_1/document.pdf

Other languages versions will be updated shortly.

 
 
 
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