WIPO will offer a free-of-charge all-day live in-person training program on the ePCT system. This will be Friday, July 20, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Silicon Valley regional patent office, 26 South Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
ePCT is an important part of any firm or corporation’s use of the PCT system, for two distinct reasons:
- when you are filing a new PCT application, you should use ePCT to validate your submission so that you can reduce the risk of mistakes that could be embarrassing or worse, and
- you should use ePCT to manage your pending PCT applications, much as you use Private PAIR to manage your pending US applications.
If you are not already doing both of these things, you should attend.
This is a unique opportunity to meet two of the main designers of the ePCT system and to let them know about any additional features you would like to see in the future.
To learn more, or to register, click here.
As a special tip, if you attend, bring your own mobile wifi hotspot so that you can conveniently log in and follow along using the ePCT system.
7 Replies to “ePCT training at Silicon Valley USPTO (free of charge)”
Will a similar program be offered on the East Coast?
There will be some ePCT training on the East Coast in a number of programs which you can see here:
For example July 11-12 (taught by me) in Alexandria, VA. July 23-24 (I will be one of the presenters and Ann Bardini will be there) in Arlington, VA. See also October 23 in Washington, DC. November 7-8 (taught by me) in New York, NY.
Great. Thank you. Unfortunately I will speaking at the Annual North American Law Summit on the November date. Will any program be recorded?
Any Advanced PCT Seminars or ePCT training occurring in San Diego in 2018?
Every reader of this blog should subscribe to WIPO’s PCT Newsletter which details upcoming PCT Seminars. You can see the current seminar calendar here: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/pct/en/seminar/seminar.pdf . As you will see there will be a seminar December 4-5, 2018 in San Diego. I will be one of the presenters for this Seminar.
I am unable to attend. Will materials be available?
See http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/seminar/webinars/ which has recordings of past webinars about ePCT. Those webinars address some of the same topics as the upcoming July 20th live program.