International Patents is a guide to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for inventors to understand the basics of filing patent applications in member countries.
Included are the complete PCT Treaty & Rules (as administered by the WIPO, an agency of the United Nations), and the relevant U.S. provisions. The United States Code (Title 35) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR Title 37) include chapters and sections that relate to the PCT.
Also included is a helpful guide that organizes the key provisions of the PCT Treaty and Rules for inventors to quickly identify application requirements: Search, Application, Claims, Drawings, Request/Unity/Etc, and the United States.
Flip between four tabs to view the guide, treaty, rules, and U.S. provisions without scrolling back.
This is the third app in the Patent Legal Coach series. The developer, Michael Elliot Byczek, is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois and formally trained computer science professional. He is in the process of registration with the USPTO.
The PCT is current as of December 10, 2009 based upon the version in effect from April 1, 2002. The PCT Regulations as of December 10th, based upon the version in effect from July 1, 2009. The U.S.C. as of November 30, 2009 based upon The Office of the Law Revision Counsel (LRC) classification tables. The C.F.R. as of November 30, 2009 (GPO e-CFR).