PCT Processing Division

The PCT Processing Division is responsible for the administration and smooth functioning of the operations of the PCT.  It is the operational hub of the international patent system established under the PCT, with links to national and regional patent offices of all PCT Contracting States, as well as inventors, patent applicants and patent agents.

Our main activities include:

  • receiving, examining as to formalities, publishing, communicating and archiving the international patent applications and related documents filed by the applicants/agents under the PCT;
  • ensuring high standards of quality, quantity and timeliness for the service delivery relating to the international patent applications and related documents;
  • providing high-quality customer services to PCT users in all 10 official
    PCT publication languages.

Management

Further details available in the latest Program and Budget Report.