PCT Electronic Data Exchange

Through the PCT Electronic Data Interchange (PCT-EDI) system, industrial property offices (IPOs) and WIPO can exchange large volumes of documents related to PCT international applications over the Internet in a fully automated “system to system” manner.

The PCT-EDI system is based on a simple file management procedure using folders held on a secure file transfer protocol server.

For IPOs of PCT member states that do not have a local automated system for processing PCT international applications, reference is made to the ePCT portal system for offices where it is possible to process PCT international applications without the need for a local automation system.

Documents

  • PCT packaging for documents sent from the IB through FTP PDF, title goes here
  • PCT-EDI fundamentals guide (V1.3) PDF, title goes here
  • Data format specifications for the collection of PCT national phase information V4.1 PDF, Notification of information concerning events at the designated and elected Offices - Data format specifications for the collection of PCT national phase information V4.0 | DTD
  • PCT minimal specification for transmitting documents to the IB (V4.5) PDF, PCT minimal specification for transmitting documents to the International Bureau, version 4.4
  • PCT minimal specification for transmitting documents to the IB (V4.4) PDF, PCT minimal specification for transmitting documents to the International Bureau, version 4.4