2022 PCT Seminar Web Series

July 11 to August 1, 2022

Location

Online - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, ET on 4 consecutive Mondays: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1
Virtual

Credits

This is a Non-CLE Event

Registration

Fee: Members: $195 | Non-Members $495 | Students $35

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2022 Virtual Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar

This live, multi-day webinar series offers a deeper “nuts and bolts” introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty. The program consists of eight (8) live online sessions featuring experienced practitioners, and representatives from the USPTO and WIPO, plus additional online resources and homework, and networking events that will help you learn about recent updates and frequently performed tasks, tools and resources, strategies, and best practices.

The program is focused primarily on the important PCT work carried out by paralegals, paralegal managers, and legal staff. Because attorneys are ultimately responsible for instructing staff and the work they perform, the Series welcomes and encourages attorney attendance. Session materials and discussions have proven to be helpful to all attendees, including attorneys, paralegals, patent agents, portfolio managers, and administrative assistants. IMPORTANT NOTE:  AIPLA has a member category at a discounted rate for paralegals, docketing clerks, legal assistants, and technical advisors.  Such professionals can join AIPLA and take advantage of the discounted member rate of $195.  

Program Topics:

Week One - Live sessions on Monday, July 11
Overview of the PCT System
Priority Claiming Under the Paris Convention and the PCT
Incorporation by Reference, Restoration of the Right of Publicity, Reinstatement of Rights
ePCT Overview and Live Demo
Strategies: Effective use of ePCT

Week Two - Live sessions on Monday, July 18
Filing International Application under PCT
Strategies: Choosing a Receiving Office
Signature Requirements, Agents, Common Representatives, Withdrawals, and Recording Changes
Networking Session

Week Three - Live sessions on Monday, July 25
Amending an International Application
Strategies: Amending Under Art. 19 and Art. 34
Fixing Mistakes and Best Practices: International and US National Phase and US National Phase Applications
Entry Into the National Stage
Strategies: National Phase Entry Considerations

Week Four - Live sessions on Monday, August 1
PCT Regulations Changes, Updates, Near-Future Plans
International Work Sharing and Cooperative Programs
Closing Networking Session

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