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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 (Bio)

Michael Neas, USPTO, Arlington, VA (Bio)
Carl Oppedahl, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC, Westminster, CO (Bio)
Matthias Reischle-Park, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland (Bio)
Jeremy Smith, Kilburn & Strode, London, England, UK (Bio)
Jia Li, Beijing, China (Bio)

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

Amendments to the PCT Regulations as from 1 July 2017
Picking a Receiving Office
​10:20–10:35 am


​10:35–12:00 pm
Filing an International Application Under the PCT
Practitioner Comments on the PCT Filing Process
Signature Requirements, Agents, Common Representatives,
Withdrawals, Recording Changes and Provisional Protection
​12:00–1:00 pm

​Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

PCT-PPH Practice Tips

International Search and Preliminary Examination

Picking an International Searching Authority

3:15–3:30 pm​


3:30–5:30 pm​​
Amending the International Application and Filing Informal Comments
Article 19 and Article 34 Amendments
Strategies for PCT Filings
On Overview of 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​

Practitioner Perspective on ePCT

Fixing Mistakes and Best Practices: International and U.S. Nation Phase and U.S> National Phase Applications 

Incorporation by Reference, Restoration of the Right of Priority Reinstatement of Rights

​10:15–10:30 am


​10:30 am–12:00 pm
Selecting Countries for National Filing and Global Dossier
​Entry into the U.S. National Stage
Strategies for US National Filing
​12:00–1:00 pm


​1:00–2:30 pm​
Priority Claiming Under Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property pf Industrial Property and the PCT
Entering the EPO Regional Phase, European Prosecution Strategy, Unitary Patent
2:30–2:45 pm ​


2:45–2:45 pm ​​

Entering the Chinese National Phase

Drafting an International Application —US Perspective

Drafting an International Application as a Global Application—EP Perspective

Drafting an International Application as a Global Application—CN Perspective

US Provisional Applications

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.