PCT Notification No. 9
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Ratification by the United States of America

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with Article 69 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) adopted at Washington on June 19, 1970, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the United States of America deposited, on November 26, 1975, its instrument of ratification of the said Treaty, with annexed Regulations, subject to the three following declarations:

"(1) Under Article 64(1)(a), the United States shall not be bound by the provisions of Chapter II of the Treaty;

(2) Under Article 64(3)(a), as far as the United States is concerned, international publication of international applications is not required; and

(3) Under Article 64(4)(a), the filing outside of the United States of an international application designating this country is not equated to an actual filing in the United States for prior art purposes."

Furthermore, the said instrument of ratification was accompanied by the following declaration:

"Pursuant to Article 62(3) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the United States of America declares that the Treaty shall extend to all areas for which the United States of America has international responsibility."

A separate notification will be made of the date of the entry into force of the Treaty, when the required number of ratifications or accessions, in accordance with Article 63, is reached.

December 1, 1975