Changes for Applicants of PCT applications as a result of the America Invents Act

The Leahy-Smith America invents Act (AIA) entered into force on September 16, 2012.

Due to the AIA, it is no longer required  to name inventors as Applicants of a PCT application solely for the purpose of the designation of the United States.

For more detailed information, refer to the FAQs regarding the AIA offered by the  WIPO, which can be found here: