Friday, September 14, 2012

Impact of America Invents Act on PCT Applications

America Invents act will enter into force on 16 September 2012. PCT applications filed on or after 16 September 2012, will no longer have a requirement that inventors be named as applicants solely for the purposes of the U.S. designation. However, U.S. national law will still require that a U.S. inventor’s oath or declaration be submitted for national phase. To assist PCT applicants/agents in implementing the change of practice that will result from the America Invents Act, some frequently asked questions relating to the change have been published on the PCT website at:

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