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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Webinar

12:30 - 2:00 pm Eastern


Making Intelligent PCT Choices

 Course Description:
The PCT timeline is made up of a series of strategic choices.  Starting with whether to file an international application, this webinar will review the choices that attorneys need to make on behalf of their clients, and it provides tips and guidance to ensure that attorneys choose the best options throughout the PCT international phase. The PCT is not a one-size-fits-all system.  It requires thoughtful case-by-case analysis to reap its full range of benefits. Among the topics discussed are:  
  • Whether to file a PCT application or file direct national applications;  
  • When to file at the USPTO Receiving Office (RO/US) and when at the International Bureau (RO/IB); 
  • How to select the International Searching Authority that is best for each application;  
  • Whether to respond to the International Search Report and Written Opinion 
  • How to select national phase entry countries. 
Presented by: Jay Erstling of Patterson Thuente IP and ​Carl Oppedahl of Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC​




Registration Fees Per Site:    
AIPLA Member 
General/Non-Member Rate
Single Site (1) $95 $195
2-10 Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.
$295 $350
11-20 Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.
$445 $495
21+ Attendees per Site
All attendees must participate at the same location.
$595 $650
Registration includes:
  • For multiple-attendee sites, all participants must attend at the same location.
  • CLE certification/processing for applicable states.  Reference CLE Information below for complete details.  
  • Webinar materials, including complete CLE processing information, accessible 24-48 hours before webinar date.

Cancellation Policy: 
To get full refund, registrant must request refund 
five (5) days prior to live event. If less than five (5) days, registrant is transferred to product.
AIPLA MEMBERS: Did you know AIPLA offers our Solo-Practitioner members a special registration rate of $65 for all CLE webinars?  Please contact AIPLA directly at to complete your registration or access the registration form here. 

System requirements: 
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Accessibility for hearing impaired:
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AIPLA has sought CLE accreditation* in the following states for credit(s): 
*CLE accreditations updated upon receipt.

​Alaska ​Maine ​Pennsylvania
​Arkansas ​Minnesota
​Rhode Island
​South Carolina

​Florida ​Nebraska
​Utah (self-study)
​Nevada ​Vermont
​New Jersey
​Idaho ​New Mexico

​New York

​West Virginia
​Indiana ​North Carolina
​North Dakota
​Kansas ​Ohio
CLE Restrictions: 
ATTENTION attorneys in LouisianaOhioPennsylvania and Utah
These states mandate attorneys can only view a webinar independently at their own computer to receive CLE credit.  Multiple attendees prohibited.
ATTENTION attorneys in Arizona
Arizona does not certify courses or providers. Arizona lawyers are required to independently review AZ's regulations and make their own determination that it qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirements. MCLE Regulation 104(A) identifies the standards to apply.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting AZ CLE credit after the webinar.
ATTENTION attorneys in New Hampshire
New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance according to NH Supreme Court Rule 53.  The New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education (NHMCLE) Board does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting NH CLE credit after the webinar.   


Disclaimer:  AIPLA is a nonprofit national bar association.  The sole purpose of this CLE program is to provide educational and informational content.  AIPLA does not provide legal services or advice.  The opinions, views and other statements expressed by contributors to this CLE program are solely those of the contributors.  These opinions, views and statements of the contributors do not necessarily represent those of AIPLA and should not be construed as such.