The PCT Patent Application is fundamentally about ensuring protection for an inventor’s intellectual property internationally. The increasing fluidity with which information traverses national lines necessitates a comprehensive license that only the PCT Patent can afford.

If an individual’s invention seems to hold global appeal and intellectual property theft from international arena is a concern, it is highly advisory to determine one’s legal options from the outset and pursue the appropriate course of action. As globalization continues and non-material information based technology becomes increasingly prevalent, and thus susceptible to theft, a PCT Patent is simply a must.

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent applications are a reasonably cost effective way of initially obtaining patent protection throughout the world. International patent protection increases the value of an individual’s invention while maintaining the option to file in any foreign country for a period of 2½ years. The PCT patent is absolutely essential if you plan on conducting business internationally and want to ensure your product is global protection.


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