Yesterday I posted a blog article asking readers to let me know which ePCT topics they want me to teach sooner than other topics. I listed fifteen topics. I provided a very long and tedious questionnaire by which readers could indicate their personal rankings of the fifteen topics, as “urgent” or “average urgency” or “not urgent”. Fifty-four readers responded, for which I am quite grateful. Here you can see what they said:
|urgent||average urgency||not urgent|
|filing a new US PCT application in RO/US using ePCT||21||17||16|
|ePCT actions and communications with the IB||19||22||12|
|filing a new US PCT application in RO/IB using ePCT||18||25||11|
|docketing of PCT applications and making use of ePCT notifications||17||19||17|
|External signatures and PCT declarations||16||25||12|
|Making sure your US priority documents are available to DAS, best practices for filing US priority documents, Certificates of Availability, setting up alerts||16||19||18|
|Getting to know your ePCT workbench, portfolios, office profiles, cloning, ePCT actions||15||22||16|
|using ePCT to e-file in ISAs and IPEAs, filing Demands||15||22||16|
|doing 92bis changes||15||22||16|
|Publication front page preview, generating reports of outstanding Forms ISA/202, generating reports of applications with outstanding priority documents||9||28||16|
|Getting pending PCT applications into your workbench, going back to January 1, 2009, archiving old applications||9||22||23|
|Shared address books, collaborative workflow, sharing with clients, sharing with outside counsel||9||20||23|
|Intro to ePCT, why ePCT is important, getting a user ID and password, setting up 2FA||9||13||31|
|sequence listings and ePCT||9||13||31|
|Handshakes, eOwners, eEditors, eViewers, access rights groups, employee first day of work, employee last day of work||7||23||23|
I will try to take these responses somewhat into account as I plan the sequence of the webinars. One thing is that some of the topics are, to some extent, reliant upon other topics for example as prerequisites. So I will present some topics before others for this reason.
I am very grateful to the fifty-four readers who took the time to fill out the long and tedious questionnaire. You know who you are!
3 Replies to “Which ePCT topics you want me to teach sooner than others!”
I think there is a need for some sort of multi factor formula to sort topics. You should assign a weight to each selection (urgent = 1 , average urgency = 0.5 , not urgent = 0).
Then, calculate each row score, for instance:
Row 1 -> filing a new US PCT application in RO/US using ePCT = (1*21) + (0.5*17) = 29.5
Row 3 -> filing a new US PCT application in RO/IB using ePCT = (1*18) + (0.5*25) = 30.5
As has been shown row 3 has more score than row 1
just kidding 🙂
I haven’t missed the ePCT training, have I?