This two-day seminar offers an examination of current practice with regard to the PCT system for patent professionals. A half-day session will focus on an overview of the PCT system, the most recent and future developments in the PCT system as well as covering some of the most important strategic decisions that need to be taken when using the PCT system. This will be followed by a day and a half looking at a detailed analysis of the PCT system, covering best practices and sophisticated tips about the procedural aspects of the PCT. It will cover the process from start to finish including the filing of the applications, preparing the international search, the preliminary examination, and eventually entering the national phase before designated Offices. This course will also offer a platform for the participants to discuss more complex and unusual scenarios and to discuss particularly interesting real-live cases put forth by the instructors or by the attendees’ own experience.
The location is John Marshall Law School, 315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL (map).
The presenters are Matthias Reischle, Deputy Director, PCT Legal Division, WIPO, and yours truly.
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