Thiruvananthapuram: An International Seminar on Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) will be held at the Central Tuber Crops Resarch Institute (ICAR-CTCRI ) here on March 3.
This is one of the three PCT Roving Seminars in India to promote the awareness in respect of protecting the intellectual property and innovations globally through Patent Cooperation Treaty.
It is being organised by the Indian Patent Office (IP) in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The Patent Cooperation Treaty assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions and facilitates public access to a wealth of technical information relating to those inventions.
The PCT makes it easier and more cost-effective for companies and inventors to seek patent protection for their inventions in multiple countries. A single international patent application under the PCT has legal effect in all of the countries bound by the Treaty.
Experts from WIPO & IP offices will present an overview of the PCT system and its advantages for the applicants, the Patent Offices, and the general public.
The roving seminars will also be the occasion to help Indian users to create their accounts and to access the ePCT system and other patent tools, which allows users to file and manage their international applications online.
Ms. Lisa Jorgenson, Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva and Ms. Christine Bonvallet, Director, PCT International, Cooperation Division, Patents and Technology Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization, (WIPO), Geneva will address the participants. Dr.G.Byju, Director, ICAR- CTCRI will deliver the Presidential address.