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International Treaties

International patent protection - basic facts about the patent cooperation treaty or PCT, the European Patent Convention or EPC, foreign applicants to the USPTO and international protection of software patents.

Patent Cooperation Treaty - PCT Legal Office - United States
The mission of the PCT Legal Office is to provide the world-wide intellectual property community with the most innovative and up-to-date customer service involving the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

The Patent Cooperation Treaty - PCT
The PCT is a worldwide system for simplified multiple filing of patent applications.

Basic Facts about PCT
The world-wide system for simplified multiple filing of patent applications - PCT.

EPC - European Patent Convention

Protecting Inventions In Europe
EPO history, member countries, costs, languages and more.

Foreign Applicants For United States Patents
The patent laws of the United States make no discrimination with respect to the citizenship of the inventor.

Obtaining International Patent Protection
What are the steps to obtaining international patent protection, the significance of the priority date, or the purpose of a PCT application?

Protecting Technology and Inventions Internationally
International protection of an invention has many pitfalls.

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