Why does your company use the PCT?
"3M has been an active user of the PCT system for more than a decade. We consider it a valuable tool in our "toolbox" of options for protecting 3M's inventions. Using the PCT system has allowed us to streamline our internal processes while maintaining maximum flexibility in obtaining patent protection.
The PCT system faces some significant future challenges. One of the most important will be its ability to maintain the cost/benefit value to applicants while it reduces backlogs and increases functionality in electronic document exchange."
Gary L. Griswold
President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
3M Innovative Properties Company
Office of Intellectual Property Counsel