This book is for attorneys and patent agents and paralegals and legal assistants and secretaries and docket clerks who handle Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent prosecution. This book can serve as a valuable reference for those who handle incoming correspondence from Receiving Offices, from the International Bureau of WIPO, from International Searching Authorities, and from International Preliminary Examining Authorities.
For each of more than fifty PCT forms, the book discusses what docket should be set or cleared when the form arrives. The book discusses what to look for in the form that might indicate that some further action is required or some particular docket needs to be set. The book talks about dates that need to be checked in forms that arrive. The book identifies combinations of events which require “calling a meeting” because some docket failure has occurred or there is reason to worry that other files in the office might require review to see if a similar failure has occurred.
The forms discussed include:
- two Power of Attorney forms
- sixteen forms relating to the Receiving Office
- fourteen forms relating to the International Bureau
- nine forms relating to the International Searching Authority
- eight forms relating to the International Preliminary Examining Authority
- two forms relating to the DO/EO/US
About the author: Carl Oppedahl has spent over thirty years serving patent clients. He is a founding member of Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC. He has served as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School and University of Denver Law School, teaching advanced patent law. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and has been a Fellow of the Association. His law degree is from Harvard Law School. He holds an Amateur Extra class ham radio license. He has a BA with a double major in physics and mathematics, with honors, from Grinnell College. He has taught many dozens of continuing legal education courses about the Patent Cooperation Treaty. He is author of the Ant-Like Persistence blog.
- 218 pages
- 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 979-8766914655
- Item Weight: 1.41 pounds