New/Updated PCT Resources
Distance Learning Course: Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (January 2018 edition)
The basic distance learning course on the PCT (DL101PCT) has been updated in all ten PCT publication languages. The update includes a new chapter on the Licensing availability request (new Chapter 11.4) and includes minor editorial revisions.
The course, which provides an introduction and general overview of the PCT System, is entirely self-study, with assessment questions to measure understanding and progress. A course certificate may be downloaded after successful completion of all the course modules. If you are interested in taking the course, which is free of charge, you may register on the following web page of the WIPO Academy at:
40 Years of the PCT
Information on the 40 years of the PCT (see “40 Years of the PCT”, above) is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish at, respectively: