Hands-on Training Course: Basic PCT Formalities
Comprehensive training course for IP administrators
- Introduction - What is the PCT?
- Filing an international application
- Various procedural steps; correcting errors
- International and supplementary international search
- International preliminary examination
- Latest developments in the PCT system
Aims and objectivesThe hands-on training programme will provide attendees with detailed guidance to the formal requirements of the PCT and information on the regulations related to the PCT. After introducing the system, our expert will explain the application process in terms of content and structure step by step, as well as the proceedings from submission to national phase entry. Attendees will learn about the relevant fees, deadlines and the preliminary examination under the PCT. The course refers to daily practice, providing you with quick solutions. The aim of this course is to create a thorough knowledge base of the various procedures. It identifies the correct procedural steps to take as well as the sequence of the procedures that should be followed, and why. The course is tailored to all those who want to become acquainted with the PCT system and the PCT international and national/regional phases. By the end of this course, attendees will be able to apply their knowledge and complete a PCT application independently, in a structured and organised manner.
- IP administrators and support staff
- Employees in industrial in-house IP departments and private practice, and all practitioners who would like an overview of the PCT application system.
- General, fees
- Request, discription, claim, drawing, abstract and formal requirements
- Restoration of the priority right, incorpo ration by reference of missing elements and other procedures for correction
- Formal requirements
- Multible priorities
- Filing date, translation
- Correction of defects
- What to look for in the international search report and written opinion
- Processing of the supplementary search request
- Filing in the demand form, fees
- Preliminary report of patentability (Chapter II)
- Options to know about
- Fees and procedures
- Relevent time limits
- Need to prevent or postpone the international publication?
Mr. Matthias Reischle-Park, a national of Germany, is Deputy Director of the PCT Legal Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Mr. Reischle holds a law degree from the University of Constance, Germany (1993) and a LL.M. in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe, Belgium (1994). After qualifying to practice law in Germany in 1996, he worked as a legal adviser for the International Labour Organization in Geneva. Since joining the staff of the PCT Legal Division in 1998, he has participated in the drafting and implementation of various amendments to the Regulations under the PCT and other PCT-related texts such as the Administrative Instructions, various Guidelines, and publications such as the PCT Applicant's Guide and the PCT Newsletter. Mr. Reischle regularly participates in training courses, seminars and international-level meetings on the PCT and advises applicants and their representatives concerning PCT procedures.
NL 1054 Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 6075555
Fax: +31 20 60075511
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