Happy New Year! 

As of January 1, 2012 the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is now permitting international PCT applicants who are interested in licensing their inventions to request that the International Bureau to make this information publicly available. 

Accordingly, the availability of licensing and even terms of such license, such as specifying which countries the license will apply, whether it will be exclusive or non-exclusive, etc., will be made available in connection with the designated PCT application on WIPO’s website.  This licensing information, however, will not become part of the PCT application itself.  The licensing availability request may be submitted at any time during the pendency of the PCT, including at the time of filing.

For more information, see the PCT Newsletter from WIPO here.