Earlier this month WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, released some key facts and figures and a press release relating to the number of patent applications that were filed in 2020 under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The PCT system allows an applicant to file a single PCT (or “international”) application through which patent protection […]
Insights: Patent Cooperation Treaty
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently released its annual review of patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The report shows that approximately 253,000 PCT applications were filed in 2018. This is an increase of 3.9% from 2017, and it represents a ninth consecutive year of growth. PCT applications are clearly an increasingly popular choice for applicants seeking worldwide patent protection.