PTO reports successful PCT patent numbers
The Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) reported that, during 2015, it received 136 patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) as Receiving Office. This is the highest number since the PCT entered into force in 2009 in Chile. 57 of the applications were of the mechanical area, 26 electrical, 25 chemical, 20 biotechnological and 8 pharmaceutical.
Additionally, INAPI reported that during 2015 181 PCT patent applications designated it as International Searching Authority (ISA), 123 of which were filed in Chile, 28 in the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), 15 in Mexico, 6 in Colombia, 8 in Peru and 1 in Ecuador.
INAPI started working as ISA and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) for patents filed under the PCT in October 2014.