What does an international publication under PCT consist of?

WIPO is responsible for International Publication Under PCT. The organisation publishes an application shortly after the expiration of 18 months from the priority date along with the international search report.  Also, all PCT international applications are published online and can be found on PATENTSCOPE.

PATENTSCOPE publishes every international application if everything is in order. At that point, there are certain documents which you can access.

If you are looking to search using a keyword, then the SERP will show you the following parameters:

  1. Appl. No
  2. Title
  3. Applicant
  4. Inventor

International Publication Under PCT

When you open a particular application, you will be able to see a more diverse set of options. You will have access to some tabs.

PCT Biblio. Data:

This will contain the bibliographical information about the invention.You can access information like Publication Number, Publication date, international application number, filing date, abstract, designated states, etc.


Here, you will find a detailed description of the invention such as the technical field, background of the invention, object of the invention, etc.

You will find more tabs such as Claims, National Phase, News, Documents.
In conclusion, these are the documents that a third party can access in an international application.

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