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Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2020 - Executive Summary
The International Patent System
This document provides the key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This edition provides a summary of the statistics reported in the PCT Yearly Review 2020.
Publication year: 2020
Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review – 2020
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: The top 50 PCT clusters
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Regulations under the PCT (as in force from July 1, 2020)
The Patent Cooperation Treaty makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in each of a large number of countries by filing an "international" patent application. Such an application may be filed by anyone who is a national or a resident of a Contracting State.