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PCT Notable Inventions and Inventors

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has revolutionized the way patent protection is sought in countries around the world.  It offers users of its services multiple benefits in terms of time and information on which to base patenting decisions.

Much of the technology that surrounds us today has made a difference in our social and economic well-being.  Technologies that we have come to depend on, from the cellular telephone to the microchip to life-saving drugs, have contributed significantly to increases in productivity and to improvements in our quality of life.

Discover some of the notable inventions that have passed through the PCT system and some of the notable inventors who have used it.


When inventing, think PCT...

...your best option for seeking patent protection in multiple countries.


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