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The International Patent System in 2006
PCT Yearly Review
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system.
Publication year: 2007
Patent Law Treaty (PLT)
The PLT seeks to harmonize formal requirements set by national and regional patent offices and to streamline the procedures for obtaining and maintaining a patent.
Publication year: 2006
The International Patent System in 2005
The International Patent System in 2004
Yearly review of the PCT
Publication year: 2005
Yearly Review of the PCT: 2003
Publication year: 2004
Yearly Review of the PCT: 2002
Publication year: 2003
What is the PLT?
The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) harmonizes formal requirements set by national and regional patent offices and streamlines the procedures for obtaining and maintaining a patent.
Patents Comic Book
This comic book narrates the adventures of four teenagers who learn what patents are and how they and society at large can benefit from them. While the WIPO comic books are primarily geared towards students from 8 to 12 years' old, higher-level students and adults have found them useful in providing a basic understanding of IP issues.
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 2001
Publication year: 2002
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (as amended on September 26, 1980)
The main feature of the Treaty is that a Contracting State which allows or requires the deposit of microorganisms for the purposes of patent procedure must recognize, for such purposes, the deposit of a microorganism with any "international depositary authority," irrespective of whether such authority is on or outside the territory of the said State.