PRV as a PCT authority

PRV is proud to be a PCT authority. For nearly forty years, we have been entrusted to examine PCT applications as well as to give you a preliminary opinion regarding patentability.


The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international agreement allowing you to file a single application in one language and get an international filing date. The application is then considered as filed in all the PCT contracting states – more than 140 – on that date.

Extensive experience

PRV has extensive experience of examining PCT applications: Today, we are 115 patent examiners with all-embracing knowledge of all technical areas: whatever you want to patent, we have the competence to handle your application in the best possible way.

Application procedure

It is possible to choose PRV as PCT authority for an applicant that is a company or the like:

  • If an applicant has an establishment in Sweden, it is possible to choose PRV as Receiving Office (RO) and ISA/IPEA (search/examination).
  • If an applicant has an establishment in any Nordic country, it is possible to choose PRV as ISA/IPEA via the IB (the International Bureau in Geneva) as RO.

When you send in a PCT application to PRV, we initially carry out an international search. If you choose to continue to a second phase, we also perform a preliminary patentability examination.

When you have received our opinion, you can decide in which countries you want to proceed with your application.

Being our customer, you can trust PRV to deal with your application throughout the international phase, striving for the highest level of quality.

The PCT is administered by the UN agency World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with its headquarters in Geneva.