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WIPO Launches Electronic Filings Of International Patent Applications

Law360 (February 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The World Intellectual Property Organization on Thursday launched electronic filings of international patent applications, the Geneva-based United Nations agency said.

Under the new system, applicants from all of the Patent Cooperation Treaty’s 123 member states may file their international applications with WIPO at a reduced fee of up to 300 Swiss francs.

"This milestone in the history of the PCT heralds a new era in the operations of the PCT, which is the cornerstone of the international patent system", said Francis Gurry, the agency's Deputy Director...
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