In a recent blog post I listed the remarkable number of opportunities in the next few months for public PCT and DAS training programs. What readers might not know about is that in addition to the many PCT and DAS training programs that are provided to the general public, many PCT and DAS training programs take place privately at law firms and corporations, as I will describe. Continue reading
It is remarkable how many upcoming opportunities there are to learn about the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the WIPO DAS system: Continue reading
Today and tomorrow I am having a delightful time serving on the faculty of a PCT Seminar in Boston sponsored by the PCT Learning Center.
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.
For more information, or to register, click here.
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.
Attend a 2½-day live in-person Patent Cooperation Treaty seminar in Colorado, made possible with generous support from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Book by May 22 to get this $699 registration price. To find out more, or to register, click here.
Readers of this blog are invited to use coupon code “blog18” to get an extra $100 off the registration price. Please note that this coupon expires May 22.
A member of the PCT listserv recently posted a question in that listserv:
Are there any nuances or limitations to incorporating the content of a provisional application by reference in a PCT application (other than, I believe, including such statement in the request and the requirement that the application disclosure to be incorporated is a valid priority application)? The goal is to preserve the less important disclosure of a somewhat lengthy provisional application for use later on, if needed, even possibly after filing national applications. I plan to trim much of the provisional app disclosure in the PCT application to save costs.
Also, are there time limits or deadlines to actually add the material to the current application from the previous application that was incorporated by reference? I am sure this is country specific. But, any general input would be appreciated.
The general answer is “don’t try to incorporate by reference in a PCT application”. Continue reading
The ePCT system has a very helpful feature which permits you to see a preview of what will eventually be the first page of your published PCT application. This feature was mentioned in an article in the Practical Advice section of a recent issue of the PCT Newsletter. I am delighted to be able to tell you that the article mentions a mistake made by yours truly and the way I fixed the mistake. Continue reading
If you try hard enough, can you think of some activity you could pursue for an eight-hour day that would be more fun than spending that day with, say, a hundred other people discussing the finer points of the Patent Cooperation Treaty? Yeah, right, loyal readers, you know what I am talking about. It would not be easy to top that! Continue reading
A reminder of a webinar tomorrow — pros and cons of using any of four approaches to obtain US patent protection in connection with a PCT application:
- enter US national phase from the PCT
- file a bypass continuation from the PCT
- claim priority from a US non-provisional application
- file a US non-provisional application at the same time as the PCT application
For more information or to register, click here.