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Time To Reassess Your Patent Cooperation Treaty Strategy


September 3, 2020

Written by Karam J. Saab

When filing a Patent Cooperation Treaty, or PCT, application, an election must be made of an international search authority, or ISA.

The ISA, as the name suggests, searches for prior art relevant to the claimed invention and prepares the international search report,  and written opinion ahead of the applicant electing the particular countries or regions for national phase entry.

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