The first of four webinars about ePCT will take place starting in about eight hours. Here are the dates and topics:
- November 14, 2017. Part 1. Getting started with ePCT. How to get a WIPO user ID and password, how to obtain and manage the WIPO cryptographic certificate, how to use an Authenticator app, how to use SMS authentication, organizing default access permissions. Best Practices for planning who in your office will have a user ID and password, and how your users will share documents and address books with each other.
- November 21, 2017. Part 2. Filing a PCT application. When you file in RO/US using EFS-Web, it is tantamount to malpractice not to use a ZIP file as the mechanism for communicating bibliographic data. Best Practice for using ePCT to prepare a Request and ZIP file for EFS-Web. Discussion of the USPTO Federal Register notice that discusses Foreign Filing Licenses in connection with ePCT. RO/IB is often a smarter place to file than RO/US, and we will discuss why this is.
- November 28, 2017. Part 3. Follow-on filings. Best Practice for doing a 92bis change as an Action. Best Practice for doing an Article 19 Amendment as an Action. Best Practice for filing a Demand.
- December 5, 2017. Part 4. Generating important reports, seeing pending PCT applications. How to get your pending PCT applications loaded into ePCT, and how to use ePCT file inspection. Why you need to know which of your cases are missing priority documents, and why you need to know which of your cases are missing the form PCT/ISA/202. How to generate reports identifying such cases.
It is not too late to register for the webinars. To find out more, and to register, click here. Note that if you wish to attend Part 1, you will need to register within about the next six hours.