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Seminar - PCT Formalities [Advanced]
PCT Formalities
[Advanced]
Goal-oriented Guide to the Formal Requirements
2019-12-24 2020-11-25 Amsterdam Marriott Hotel Stadhouderskade 12 1054 Amsterdam amsterdam@marriott.com +31 20 6075555 +31 20 60075511

PCT Formalities [Advanced]

Goal-oriented Guide to the Formal Requirements

The purpose of this seminar is to inform the participants how to prepare an international application for filing under the PCT and subsequently monitor the consecutive procedural steps, timelimits and payment of fees in the PCT international phase up to and including entry into the national phase in designated and elected states.
Topics of the course Advanced PCT Formalities
  • Formalities actions contributing to:
  • Reducing filing defects, reducing administration during national phases
  • Fixing problems during search, unusual problems
  • Improving quality and speed of patentability opinions
  • Increasing value of application for applicant
  • Smoothing national entry, including entry before EPO

Objectives of the course Advanced PCT Formalities

This advanced seminar aims to enhance the understanding of PCT formal requirements by discussing them in relation to specific goals. PCT can be used in many different ways. By explaining why each option is chosen, participants gain an in-depth appreciation of their contribution to the goals of the applicant, and the possible benefits and risks of each option. Goals covered include reducing filing errors and defects, reducing administration during the national phases, fixing problems during search, improving the quality and speed of the patentability opinions, increasing the value of the application for the applicant, fixing unusual problems, and smoothing national entry.
Participants will have the opportunity to raise questions on all aspects of the procedure as it applies during the international phase and on entry into the national/regional phase.
Who should attend
  • Administrators
  • Legal Assistants
  • Formalities Managers
  • Paralegals
with a basic understanding of PCT administration and formalities who wish to widen and deepen their knowledge.
Your speaker
Pete Pollard
European & Dutch Patent Attorney and European Designs & Trademark Attorney, Fireball Patents, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


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