The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT): Important Tool for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Independent Inventors

November 10 and 13, 2009

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is organizing a one-day seminar on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Independent Inventors on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland and on Friday, November 13, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America.

  • Opening Remarks made by the Director General [Video]


  • Theme 1:  Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) [PDF]
  • Theme 2:  How and Where to File your PCT Application [PDF]
  • Theme 3:  Filing a PCT Application Electronically [PDF]
  • Theme 4:  PCT Information Resources - Getting You Started [PDF]
  • Theme 5:  Costs of Using the PCT [PDF]
  • Theme 6:  Strategies for Using the PCT [PDF]