PCT application means a patent application filed through the WIPO-administered PCT system. The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions, helps patent offices with their patent granting decisions, and facilitates public access to a wealth of technical information relating to those inventions. By filing one international patent application under the PCT, applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in a large number of countries.
Source: WIPO IP Statistics Data Center
Topic: Intellectual Property Statistics
Aggregation Method: Sum
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