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Giving innovation wings: How Boeing uses its IP

How do you use the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)?

We utilize the PCT for international patent filings. The PCT allows us to delay many of the costs associated with filing patent applications broadly in multiple regions and the international search report obtained through the PCT can be very helpful to our understanding of the relevant prior art pertaining to particular technologies.  PDF


US and China Drive International Patent Filing Growth in Record-Setting Year

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Video, International Patent Filings Set New Record in 2012  Videos: press conference YouTube, highlights YouTube

Infographic: Who filed the most PCT patent
applications in 2013? PDF, Infographic, PCT applications 2012

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