Safeguarding an invention or protection of patents is considered as a dire need among various research institutions, companies & universities.
Patent can solely be protected when it is jurisdiction-specific, hence it can only be safeguarded for the country where it has been filed. Through the international application of patent, the applicant can avail patent protection based upon the priority date of preliminary application in other countries and jurisdictions as well. Hence, there lies a need for international patent protection. There are two options for international patent protection-
1. PCT Application (Patent Cooperation Treaty)
2. Convention Patent Application or Paris Convention.