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Advanced PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Formalities

This two-day programme will give you a detailed understanding of the PCT mechanism beyond the basics with practical tips and advice on how to make the most efficient use of ePCT.

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Course overview

This advanced PCT formalities programme will give you a detailed understanding of the PCT mechanism beyond the basics. It will provide an in-depth discussion of the PCT procedure, including international phase and entry into the national/regional phase. It will give you practical tips and advice on how to make the most efficient use of ePCT.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • Latest developments of the PCT system
  • Filing requirements and amendments
  • Correction of defects
  • International search, the ISR, written opinion of the ISA
  • International preliminary examination
  • The International Bureau
  • Requirements for entry into the national phase, including US national phase
  • Procedural safeguards, withdrawals
  • Making effective use of ePCT

Why you should attend

By attending this event, partipants will gain:

  • A detailed understanding of the PCT mechanism beyond the basics
  • An in-depth knowledge of the PCT procedure, including international phase and entry into the national/regional phase
  • The opportunity to raise specific problems and questions and learn from the practical solutions which will be put forward by the WIPO experts
  • Practical tips and advice on how to make the most efficient use of PCT for your business
  • The chance to network with other delegates and share your experiences

Who should attend?

  • Patent administrators and formalities staff with experience of working with the PCT or those who need a refresher
  • All those with the relevant experience who want to gain a better and more comprehensive understanding of the formal and administrative procedures required to deal efficiently with PCT applications

Programme

Introduction to the PCT system

Filing of PCT applications

The International Bureau as Receiving Office

Signature requirements

Agents and common representatives

Priority claims

Correction/addition of priority claims

Restoration of the Right of Priority

Correction of defects

Incorporation by reference

Rectification of obvious mistakes

Recording of changes under Rule 92bis

International search and written opinion of the ISA

Supplementary international search

Filing of demands for international preliminary examination (Chapter II)

Unity of invention and protest procedure

Filing amendments during the international phase

Fees payable under the PCT

International publication

Withdrawals

Entry into the national phase

European regional phase requirements

US national phase requirements

Procedural safeguards for international applications

Requirements concerning the deposit of biological material and sequence listings

Amendments to the PCT Regulations from 1 July 2020

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ePCT

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This course qualifies for 12 hours for your CPD records.
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