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The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international agreement among IP offices and intergovernmental authorities regarding the process of international patent applications. Contact the PCT Helpdesk for assistance.
PTAB includes statutory members and Administrative Patent Judges. It is charged with rendering decisions on appeals from adverse examiner decisions, post-issuance challenges to patents, and interferences.
TTAB hears and decides adversary proceedings involving oppositions, petitions, and proceedings involving applications for trademark registrations. The Board also decides appeals taken from the examining attorneys' refusals.