The 22nd annual AIPLA PCT Seminar is now open for registration. This will be Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at AIPLA headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia.
This Seminar differs from many other PCT Seminars because it has such a large number of excellent presenters. These will include a WIPO person, a USPTO person, and four experienced practitioners — Mark Guetlich, Mary Drabnis, Jeremy Smith and myself.
Update: I have heard from WIPO that this was a temporary thing, as part of the testing for EPO becoming an Accessing Office. WIPO has now finished the test and the Certificates of Availability as of today no longer mention EPO.
It is still planned that EPO will commence its participation in DAS in the second half of 2018.
Some weeks ago I posted most of the slides for Design Day 2018. Just now I received the last couple of slide decks — State of Technology Center 2900 and the Scientific Games presentations. You can see them all here.
Hopefully you are planning to attend the E-Trademarks Listserv reception this coming Monday evening, May 21 in Seattle. This will be at the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant. For more information, or to RSVP, click here.
I stopped by the brewery today and they gave me their list of beers that will be on tap for the reception. You can see the detailed list here, and this is a simplified list:
Traditional German Biers
Golden Export – Dortmunder Lager – light and refreshing
Marzen – Oktoberfest – malty and roasted
Czech Pilsner – Bohemian pilsner – hoppy
Hefewizen – German wheat bier – fruity and spicy
Modern American Craft and other styles
Maibock – German-style lager – malty and strong
Belgian pale ale – belgian ale – fruity and spicy
Mexi-lager – lager – light and refreshing
Belgian IPA – Belgo-style ale – fruity and hoppy
The Beast Imperial IPA – India pale ale – hoppy and strong
It’s time to register for this PCT Seminar which will take place June 13-15 in Westminster, Colorado. One reason to register now is that the hotel guest room block will be available only until May 22. Another reason to register now is that coupon code “blog18”, which gives you an extra $100 off the registration price, expires May 22.
Still another reason to make plans now, if you will be flying to Colorado for the Seminar, is that you will want to make your air travel reservations. Probably you would want to arrive at least as early as June 12.
If you’re on the fence and have not yet decided whether or not to attend the Seminar, I invite you to take a look at these handwritten comments from people who attended a recent Seminar that I presented.