World Intellectual Property Organization

PCT Operations Division

The PCT Operations Division is responsible for the formalities examination and publication preparation of international applications under the PCT, for the translation of the abstracts and reports of those applications, and for the development and maintenance of IT applications supporting the development of the PCT as well as the work of the above activities.

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What we are trying to achieve

Our expected results in 2014/15 are:

  • Improvement of the PCT system.
  • Improved productivity and service quality of PCT operations.

These contribute to WIPO's Strategic Goal II: "provision of premier global IP services."

What we do

    Our activities include:

  • Receiving, processing and publishing international applications under the PCT.
  • Translating parts of the international applications as stipulated by the PCT (abstracts, reports, written opinions).
  • Implementing technical translation tools and creating translation resources such as termbases and translation memories.
  • Creating and maintaining IT tools for the above activities and the development of the PCT system in general.
  • Assisting patent offices in processing international applications.
  • Assisting users of the PCT in the processing of their international applications.

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