Basic PCT Seminar for Patent Professionals Offered in the Dallas Metroplex

Bill NaifehEurope, International Practice, PCT

This course is designed for paralegals, foreign filing specialists, legal administrators and patent attorneys and agents with little to no PCT experience.

Seminar Speakers:

Carol Bidwell | Consultant – World Intellectual Property Organization and formerly with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Suzanne Kiefer | Principal Consultant – KIP Connections, LLC

T. David Reed | Consultant – World Intellectual Property Organization  and formerly with Procter & Gamble

Topics:  The following topics will be covered in this two-day seminar

Introduction to the PCT System

International Phase, Chapter I – International application and International search

Filing an International application with the USPTO as Receiving Office (RO/US) including an explanation of who can be named as the applicants; requirements for being accorded an international filing date; choice of International Searching Authorities; how to fill out the PCT Request form

International Bureau as Receiving Office (RO/IB) – by choice or by circumstance

Electronic Filing Options in RO/US and RO/IB

Agents and Common Representatives; Signature Requirements and Withdrawals

Correcting Defects and Recording Changes in the Name and/or Address of Applicant, Agent, Inventor

Claiming Priority and Furnishing Priority Documents together with a brief discussion of Restoration of the Right of Priority

International Search

Supplementary International Search

International Publication and Internet Resources

International Phase, Chapter II – International preliminary examination

Filing a Demand – information on how to fill out the demand form

International Preliminary Examination

Amending the International Application and Filing Informal Comments

Fees Payable during the International Phase

National Phase Entry

Information on National Phase Entry in General

US National Stage Entry Requirements

PCT Docketing Guidelines including review of common PCT forms


February 8 – 9, 2010

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ending at 3:00 p.m. on February 9)

Seminar Location:

Southern Methodist University (Plano)

5236 Tennyson Parkway – Building 4

Plano, Texas 75024


$395.00 ($425.00 after January 25, 2010)

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