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December 2014 | No. 12/2014

 

New/updated PCT Resources 

ISA and IPEA Agreements

Updated versions of the Agreements between the International Bureau of WIPO (IB) and the European Patent Office and between the IB and the Israel Patent Office, both as in force from 1 January 2015, relating to the functioning of these Authorities as International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities under the PCT, have been published in PDF format in English and French at, respectively:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/texts/agreements/ag_ep_2015.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/fr/texts/agreements/ag_ep_2015.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/texts/agreements/ag_il_2015.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/fr/texts/agreements/ag_il_2015.pdf

Modified Demand Form and other PCT Forms

Several PCT forms have been modified with effect from 1 January 2015 – see “Modifications to Demand Form and Other PCT Forms”, above, for further information.

PCT webinars

Recordings of the PCT webinars that were given in November 2014, together with the accompanying PowerPoint presentations, have been added to the webinars page of the PCT website in the following languages:

English:         http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/seminar/webinars/index.html

French:          http://www.wipo.int/pct/fr/seminar/webinars/index.html

German:        http://www.wipo.int/pct/de/seminar/webinars/index.html

Japanese:      http://www.wipo.int/pct/ja/seminar/webinars/index.html

          Portuguese:   http://www.wipo.int/pct/pt/seminar/webinars/index.html

Spanish:         http://www.wipo.int/pct/es/seminar/webinars/index.html

The webinars include information on the decisions taken by the 46th session of the Assembly of the PCT Union which was held in September 2014, an update on the ePCT System, and information on the future development of the PCT System.

National security considerations

A new table indicating the PCT Contracting States, the national legislations of which restrict, for reasons of national security, the filing of international applications with Offices other than the national Office, is now available at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/texts/nat_sec.html

PCT Legal Text Index

The PCT Legal Text Index, which provides references to the Articles, Rules, Administrative Instructions, Forms and various PCT Guidelines, has been updated with references to legal texts in force as of 1 July 2014, and is available at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/texts/pdf/legal_index.pdf

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