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Program Coordinators:

Carl Oppedahl, Chair, AIPLA PCT Issues Committee, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm, LLC, Westminster, CO

Chenyan Wu, Vice-Chair, AIPLA PCT Issues Committee, Chang Tsi, Beijing, China

Michael Neas, USPTO, Arlington, VA
Carl Oppedahl, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC, Westminster, CO
Matthias Reichle-Park, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland
Jeremy Smith, Kilburn & Strode, London, England, UK
Chenyan Wu, Chang Tsi, Beijing, China

DAY ONE - Monday, July 24

8:00–5:30 am​

​Registration & CLE Information

8:00–9:30 am​

​Continental Breakfast

9:00–10:20 am​​

​Orientation and Program Outline

Introduction to and Benefits of the PCT

Overview of the PCT System

Pros and Cons of Using RO/US and RO/IB

​10:20–10:35 am


​10:35–12:00 pm
America Invents Act Implications on PCT Practices
Strategies and Suggestions in Light of the America Invents Act
Signature Requirements; Agents and Common Representatives
​12:00–1:00 pm

​PCT Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

PPH Prosecution Highway Programs and Practice Tips

International Search and Preliminary Examination

3:15–3:30 pm​


3:30–5:30 pm​​
​Picking a Searching Authority
Amending the International Application
Article 19 and Article 34
Overview of ePCT
Prespective on ePCT
​5:30 pm ​ ​​Adjourn
DAY TWO​ - Tuesday, July 25
​8:00–5:30 am

Registration & CLE Information​

8:00–9:30 am​

​Continental Breakfast

9:00–10:15 am​

Strategies for PCT Filing

Incorporation by Reference; PLT and Restoration of the Right of Priority; Reinstatement of Rights

​10:15–10:30 am


​10:130 am–12:00 pm
​Entering the US National Stage
Strategies for US National Filing
​12:00–1:00 pm


​1:00–2:30 pm​
Paris Convention
Entering the EPO Regional Phase: London
2:30–2:45 pm ​


2:45–2:45 pm ​​

Entering the National Phase in China

Strategies for National Filing

Drafting an International Application as a Global Application—EP View

Drafting an International Application as a Global Application—China View

US Provisional Applications—Risks and Benefits in PCT Practice

Discussion & Questions

5:30 pm​


​* Program and scheduling subject to change.
Please Note: Speaker Materials will be posted on line for the registrants and emailed in advance to make copies on your own.