The Patent Cooperation Treaty

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Excerpt from the Preface (Prof. D. Gervais):The last chapter of Part III presents the PCT: the poster child for internationally integrated application systems for intellectual property that can or must be registered with or granted by governmental authorities, given that intellectual property rights are largely territorial in nature. One of the world’s foremost expert on the PCT, Dr Cees Mulder presents the PCT: its history, structure and its principal features (process and procedures). While formal harmonization of substantive patent law has been an elusive target, much progress has been made on the administrative side as the PCT and instruments adopted since (including the PLT)amply demonstrate. The chapter presents a complete picture of the PCT application, examination and publication process, one of the very few publications to do so comprehensively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational intellectual property. A handbook of contemporary research
EditorsD.J. Gervais
Place of PublicationNorthampton MA - USA
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)978-17-8254-479-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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