2019 Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar

July 22 to 23, 2019


AIPLA Past President's Conference Center
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600

Arlington, VA, United States


Malene Ward


Fee: $295 Members | $495 Non Members

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2019 Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar



"Overall, excellent speakers made a possibly boring subject very interesting with useful information and personal stories!" ~ 2018 Attendee



The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar is a "Nuts and Bolts" training program for paralegals, paralegal managers, and legal staff


We couldn't find a conference that offered this level of training, so we created one ourselves. Twenty-three years later, and we're still pushing ourselves to offer the world's best PCT training.


Our speakers are top-notch PCT experts from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United States, the UK, China,  Korea, and more. Our official speakers list will come out soon



"Ann Bardini was GREAT! Very personable, knowledgeable, and helpful!"  ~ 2018 Attendee



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Who Should Come?

Those who are familiar with the PCT. Learn about recent updates and participate in detailed discussions on frequently performed tasks, tools and resources, strategies, and best practices.


The Seminar is focused primarily on the important PCT work carried out by paralegals, paralegal managers, and legal staff. But because attorneys are ultimately responsible for instructing staff and the work they perform; the Seminar welcomes and encourages attorney attendance. Seminar materials and discussions have proven to be helpful to all attendees, including attorneys, paralegals, portfolio managers, and administrative assistants.


A basic working knowledge of PCT is recommended, but not required. If you are new to PCT or desire a refresh of your PCT knowledge, we recommend attending the FREE PCT Primer.  Additional background is available through the WIPO Distance Learning Course (see http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/ ) prior to attending the Seminar.



What We Cover

In past years we have covered:

  • strategy, preparation, and filing a PCT application
  • making a 92bis request
  • filing a Demand and Article 34 amendment
  • filing an Article 19 amendment
  • checking the status and contents of a PCT application in ePCT (similar to Private PAIR)
  • national phase entry planning and execution
  • docketing PCT events and due dates



Event Schedule

More information coming soon. Format is two days, starting with a continental breakfast beginning at 8am, leading to programming until 5:30 pm with an hour lunch break.



Registration Details

Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note participation is limited. Only on-site registration will be accepted after that date. Walk-ins onsite will be permitted on a “space available” basis only.



Local Accommodations

As the largest hotel district in the region with over 5,000 hotel rooms and 200,000 square feet of meeting space (half of all that's available in Arlington), Crystal City is the top destination for tourists and professionals alike.

Conveniently located next to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (within walking distance) and on the Blue/Yellow Metro line, staying in Crystal City makes it easy to see the sights, make your next power lunch on the Hill, or both. Crystal City also has an incredible offering of stores, dining, as well as events and activities to stay entertained throughout a stay.



Want to Sponsor this Event?

Contact Michael Collins, Director of Development. 



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