The International Bureau encourages PCT applicants to use ePCT-Filing, which is available for online filing at 64 receiving Offices, including RO/IB, and for preparing and validating the RO/101 data for submission to the e-filing systems of other receiving Offices such as RO/CA, RO/IL and RO/US that do not accept direct online filings.
We recommend filing via browser-based ePCT, thus avoiding any downloads and software updates.
Click on the 'HELP' link on the ePCT home page for further details on getting started, filing and many other topics.
To file with PCT-SAFE to the RO/IB please install the April 2020 version, below. If you need to file urgently, please copy the two certificate files from this zip to the c:\pct-safe\certs folder then restart PCT-SAFE.
For EPO Online Filing users – filing to RO/IB or RO/AT – please copy the two certificate files to the corresponding software installation folder.
Alternatively, please use ePCT-Filing for your submissions.
Client version 3.51.091.267 – April 1, 2020
This is a full installation for the PCT-SAFE client. It can be used to upgrade previous versions of the PCT-SAFE client or to effect a completely new installation. For the installation, local administrator rights are required. After installation no special access rights are required for using the software.
Download software (approximately 127 MB)