On June 4, the Deputy Director of China's State Intellectual Property Office Yang Tiejun met Philip Bachtodd -Secretary of WIPO Patent Cooperation Treaty Operation Division and his entourage in Beijing, saying that WIPO and CSIPO enjoy long-term friendly cooperation in the field of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), and considerable fruits have been achieved by both sides in promoting PCT system and improving its relevant laws and regulations. He expressed his wish that both sides will expand good business exchanges on specific issues of PCT, further enhancement of communication, to jointly promote China's PCT development.

Phillips Bachtodd expressed his appreciation for achievements China has made in PCT. He said that China has made a series of progress in PCT system application, and China ranks third in international PCT patent applications in the world. He hoped that both sides will continue to expand exchanges in the field of PCT actively, and he also expected further cooperation in the future.