By the end of 1996, there were nine countries of the former Soviet Union that signed and ratified the EPC. The signatories are:
- Russian Federation
This represents approx. 75% of the population of the former USSR.
Minimal Filing Requirements
- Applicant data
- Name, address and occupation of the inventor
- Priority application data
- Patent specification
- Drawing and claim
All other documents may be filed subsequently. Powers of attorney and declarations need not be legalized or notarized unless requested by the Patent and Trademark Office.
Some documents may require translation into Russian.