WIPO IFIA PCT Workshop 2015 – Nuremberg
On Friday, October 30, 2015 IFIA WIPO joint Workshop took place coincident with iENA Invention Exhibition. WIPO Patent Expert, Ms. Weiss, Program Officer, PCT Outreach and User Relations Section, PCT Legal Division, initially elaborated on the basic concepts of PCT. The attendees from Austria, Germany, Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan were made aware that the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions, helps patent Offices with their patent granting decisions, and facilitates public access to a wealth of technical information relating to those inventions.
By filing one international patent application under the PCT, applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in 148 countries throughout the world.
Among the topics discussed during the course of this event, one can refer to:
- Invention and Patent
- Introduction to the PCT System
- Contracting States
- PCT Procedure
- Recent Developments
- Advantages of the PCT System
- Arbitration and Mediation Center (AMC)
- Fraudulent Invoices
- Information and Training
The participants considerably benefited from updated and useful information in this field. The audience also had the opportunity to raise questions on the advantages of PCT and its protections from WIPO PCT expert.
This event was organized with the intention to further familiarize the inventors with the international protection of their inventions by WIPO, IFIA and iENA organizers.