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What are an international patent application (PCT) and an international search report (ISR)?

Legal background – the role of the PCT application Most inventors and companies (called “applicants” in the patent world) start the process of obtaining patents by filing a patent application in a single jurisdiction, typically where the invention is likely to be sold first. However, many applicants for patents have the ambition of later expanding their sales internationally and this...

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