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Comprehensive live in-person PCT Seminar in Denver

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Attend this 2½-day live in-person Patent Cooperation Treaty seminar in Colorado.  Book by May 22 to get this $699 registration price.

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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.

Dates:  Wednesday, June 13 to Friday, June 15, 2018.

Location:  Rocky Mountain Meeting Room, Courtyard by Marriott, 14355 Orchard Parkway, Westminster, Colorado 80023.

Who should attend?  The program is likely to be of great interest to any paralegal or patent agent or patent attorney, in private or corporate practice, who uses the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Professional responsibility rules hold attorneys responsible for the work carried out by non-attorneys under their supervision.  Such an attorney ought to know how to carry out PCT tasks so that they know how to train and supervise non-attorneys who carry out such tasks.  For this reason, every patent agent and patent attorney with an international practice should attend.

The program.  Strategic topics include:

  • Whether to use PCT or Paris Convention.
  • Choosing wisely when picking a Receiving Office.
  • Choosing wisely when picking an International Searching Authority.
  • Deciding whether or not to file a Demand.
  • Deciding whether or not to file an Article 19 Amendment.
  • Helping the applicant figure out where to enter the national/regional phase.

Professional practice topics include:

  • Malpractice avoidance — the importance of making use of PCT-SAFE or ePCT to file a PCT application.
  • Drafting a PCT application so as to reduce problems in other patent offices.
  • Making strategic choices to maximize possible benefits from the Patent Prosecution Highway.
  • Choosing between US national phase entry or US bypass continuation.
  • Comparing various filing scenarios (PCT first, running a US case in parallel) and their effects on patent term and filing costs.

Skills and tasks which we will discuss include:

  • Filing a PCT application.
  • How and where to file a 92bis request.
  • How and where to file a Demand and Article 34 amendment.
  • How and where to file an Article 19 amendment.
  • checking the status and contents of a PCT application in ePCT (similar to Private PAIR).
  • entry into US national phase.
  • bypass continuation.
  • docketing of PCT.

At each point we will identify Best Practices for these tasks.

The schedule.  

  • Wednesday, June 13.
    • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Registration and continental breakfast.
    • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Session 1.
    • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Morning beverage break.
    • 10:45 AM – noon – Session 2.
    • noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch on your own.
    • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Session 3.
    • 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM – Afternoon beverage break.
    • 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM – Session 4.
    • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – wine and cheese reception.
  • Thursday, June 14.
    • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Continental breakfast.
    • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Session 5.
    • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Morning beverage break.
    • 10:45 AM – noon – Session 6.
    • noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch on your own.
    • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Session 7.
    • 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM – Afternoon beverage break.
    • 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM – Session 8.
  • Friday, June 15.
    • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Continental breakfast.
    • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Session 9.
    • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Morning beverage break.
    • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Session 10.
    • 11:45 AM – noon – Concluding remarks.

The classroom.  The classroom will have free wifi and some seating locations will have electrical power for laptops.

Preparing for this class.  Attendees are strongly urged to do the following in preparation for this class:

  • get a WIPO user ID and password (if you do not already have one).
  • set up two-factor authentication (“strong authentication”) with ePCT (if you do not already have it set up).
  • do an e-handshake with the professor ( user_US_OPPEDAHL_CARL_2526 ).
  • view the PCT application to which Prof. Oppedahl gives you access.
  • explore the “demo” ePCT system.

In addition, attendees are strongly urged to enroll in the WIPO PCT Distance Learning Course, study all fourteen modules, and earn the Certificate of Completion.  Attendees who bring their Certificate of Completion with them to this course will receive a special gift.

CLE accreditation?   This program is CLE accredited in California.   CLE accreditation will be requested for Colorado.  A Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be provided, which may be of some help to those seeking CLE credit in other states.  It is up to the attendee to request and obtain his or her own CLE credit;  the program organizer will not be taking responsibility for obtaining CLE credit for attendees.  Click here for more information about getting CLE credit.

What you get?  Program materials will be provided as a printed seminar book.  Your registration fee includes a continental breakfast and morning breaks on all three days, and afternoon breaks on the first two days.  Also included is a wine and cheese reception at the end of the first day.  Lunch and dinner are not included;  there are many nice restaurants within easy walking distance.

The faculty. Your professor is Carl Oppedahl, the author of the Ant-Like Persistence blog.  Carl is a partner in Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC.   Carl is chair of the PCT Issues Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He has given many dozens of lectures and webinars about intellectual property topics. His firm hosts the PCT Listserv, a collegial email discussion group for power users of the PCT.  Carl is a Fellow of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Here are some handwritten comments from people who attended a recent one-day PCT program taught by Carl.  Here are some of those comments:

  • Carl is an excellent presenter.  He made a very dry subject tolerable.  And maybe even enjoyable.
  • Mr. Oppedahl did an excellent job at keeping the audience’s attention for this all-day class.  I have been to other seminars where I keep going back for more coffee to stay awake.
  • [It would] be nice [if it could] be a two-day event so [we] can go more in depth.

Airport.  The nearest airport is Denver International Airport.

Hotel.  We have arranged a special guest room rate of $129 per night for the hotel.  To reserve, click here.  Book by no later than May 22, 2018 to lock in the special guest room rate.