This course is designed for attorneys and agents with advanced experience in the PCT process.
Carol Bidwell | Consultant (World Intellectual Property Organization – PCT). Formerly with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
G. Harvey Dunn III | Chief IP Counsel – Dresser, Inc.
Bill Naifeh | Attorney – Law Offices of Bill R. Naifeh
T. David Reed | Consultant (World Intellectual Property Organization – PCT). Formerly with Procter & Gamble
Sid Weatherford | Senior Patent Counsel – Ericsson, Inc.
Luncheon Presentation (Ethics):
“The Best Defense Is A Good Offense: The Benefits of An Inequitable Conduct Defense”
Tonya Gray | Partner – Andrews Kurth LLP
Kacy Miller | President – CourtroomLogic Consulting
Topics: The following topics will be covered in this one-day seminar
The PCT: A Brief Refresher of PCT Features and Safeguards
The Paris Convention, Priority Claiming and Restoration
Incorporation by Reference: When and how to use it, caveats and difference from US incorporation by reference and practice
The PCT From an Applicants View: A look at the PCT and the options, choices and decisions an applicant must make, including choice of Searching Authority, Receiving Office, etc.
Entering the National Phase: Strategies for Entering the National Phase
The U.S. National Stage: 35 USC 371 vs. 35 USC 111(a)/35 USC 120 – National Stage Entry vs. “the Bypass Route”
Factors in deciding where to enter the National Phase
Searching the WIPO Database and Internet Resources
Where to Get Help at WIPO
Overview of the EPO Process – including new EPO rule changes and EPO requirements
Preparing and prosecuting patents in Europe – including a discussion with a panel of in-house patent counsel discussing EPO Gotcha’s.
February 10, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Southern Methodist University (Plano)
5236 Tennyson Parkway – Building 4
Plano, Texas 75024
$295.00 ($325.00 after January 27, 2010)
Registration form available at www.kipconnections.com.