Posted by Robb Evans on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:41 AM
Understanding the Purpose of PCT Applications
A patent issued by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) is valuable, and difficult to obtain. However, it will only protect your intellectual property within the US. In an increasingly global economy, a patent issued by just one country may not be enough to protect your business’ growth.
The PCT, or Patent Cooperation Treaty, was designed to solve this problem. An application filed through the PCT acts as a placeholder for a patent application…