this treaty provides benefits to:
• The patent applicants. The PCT allows applicants to delay
entry into the national phase, where the highest investment is
carried out, until 30 months, offering a prior written opinion
on the possibilities of approval. It also avoids unnecessary costs,
as it allows applicants to obtain an international preliminary
examination on the patentability of the invention.
• The member countries. Since they receive the result of
the international search and a written opinion or report of the
preliminary examination on which can be based the granting or
refusal of the patent, the workload of member patent offices is
The PCT is the most effective instrument for obtaining patents
worldwide because of the tools provided by the system, which are
available to all member applicants. This treaty therefore marks
the entry of Peru into a new stage of modernization and globalization.