Why file PCT Application for Patents?
The PCT Application - Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application simplifies the process of filing patent applications delays the expenses associated with applying for patent protection in foreign countries, providing more time for the inventor to weigh theoptions for commercial viability of the invention.
The Receiving Office (RO) keeps records of applications filed for 10 years from the filing date. The ten year period starts to run the day after the filing date.
Filing date is assigned by RO once the following info is submitted:
PCT Application request
Designation of State
Time Limits for PCT International Application
PatFolio sends out automatic alerts and notifications during major events during the PCT Application lifecycle. The application sends notifications around various time limits. The notifications are also shown in Personalized Dashboards in the application to take approriate actions. All the actions, reponses through the patent application lifecycle are tracked and reflected in the Patent Prosecution History for IP executives to review.