Intellectual Property Law

New USPTO Email Address for Submitting General Questions Related to the Patent Cooperation Treaty

The USPTO posted a notice announcing the establishment of an email address ( for submitting inquiries regarding the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the procedures applicable to international applications filed under the PCT and U.S. national stage applications submitted under 35 U.S.C. § 371. The email address will be active beginning January 1, 2022, for one year on a pilot basis. 

The full text of the notice is available on the USPTO’s Patent Related Notices webpage.

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