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How to File your International Application

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In this episode, Matthias Reischle, Deputy Director, PCT Legal Division, introduces the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure. He discusses: the time limits and procedures for depositing samples with International Depositary Authorities under the Treaty; required references to deposited biological material in an international application; as well as the provision of optional references, and the time limit for filing these.

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