Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty

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Course Description

Provides an introduction and general overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The course was developed by WIPO specialists using the distance learning methodology of the WIPO Academy. Self-assessment tools are strategically placed throughout the course to measure understanding and progress.

Learning Objectives

Understand the benefits of protecting an invention through the PCT process for SMEs.

Course Developer

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information, and cooperation. A self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states, WIPO’s mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.  Through the WIPO Academy, WIPO offers a range of online training courses designed to introduce business owners, students, IP professionals and government officers to the various forms of IP.

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