Intellectual property,Patent
Handling of Patent applications under PCT
How are patent applications under PCT handled?
By  Shrey Gupta  |  06 Jun 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Tanushree Sharma
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The patent office or nay other office designated by each contracting state becomes a receiving office for receiving patent applications These applications are referred to International Searching Authorities (ISA) which usually the patent offices, appointed to carry out the patent search on a global basis. In case the receiving office is also an ISA, a separate referral is not required . There is also a provision to get a patent application examined by international preliminary Examining Authorities which, in most cases are ISA.

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