9781627220156 1627220151 9781627220149 (paperback) 1627220143 (paperback)
"The Patent Coooperation Treaty (PCT) is the heart of the international patent system and should be considered in every applicant's patent filing strategy. When it is used appropriately, the PCT is a cost-effective option for international patent protecting and provides benefits for applicants, patent offices, and third parties. Based on the authors' years of experience and the important lessons they have learned along the way, this book demystifies the PCT to help practitioners employ the system to their client's advantage. Starting with an explanation of the PCT's framework and covering procedures, safeguards, and strategy in great detail, the comprehensive chapters provide the necessary tools to effectively understand and use this global system"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
An overview of the PCT system PCT procedures International search and preliminary examination Post-filing procedures : publication, withdrawals, and recording changes Procedural safeguards : helpful options when things go wrong Entering the national phase Entry into the U.S. national phase Entry into the national phase in Europe, China and elsewhere PCT strategies and recommendations WIPO resources Afterword : the future of the PCT.