Patent Cooperation Treaty Issues

This committee serves as a facilitator in promoting dialogue between the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the patent bar, and provides a structure that supports educational programs sponsored by a combination of the Office, the Organization, local bar associations, and individual members of the patent bar.
PCT (2) web
PCT (1) web

Key Initiatives

  • The Committee's most visible work is the PCT Road Shows, which are offered each summer; but the committee is also constantly active in promoting and identifying possible improvements and enhancements to the PCT system.
  • The Committee sponsors resolutions and pursues informal liaison with Offices around the world. Committee members help plan the next Road Show and can get involved in the other outreach and training activities of the Committee.

How You Can Participate

Participation is open to all AIPLA members. Become an AIPLA member and login in and join the committee in your profile. Once you join, please visit the Online Community and begin engaging with your peers.