Advanced PCT Formalities Programme (London, United Kingdom – November 29-30, 2018) – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The “Advanced PCT Formalities “ conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This advanced PCT formalities programme will give you a detailed understanding of the PCT mechanism beyond the basics. It will provide and in-depth discussion of the PCT procedure, including international phase and entry into the national/ regional phase It will give you practical tips and advice on how to make the most efficient use of ePCT

Key topics to be covered include:

  • Latest developments of the PCT System
  • Filing requirements and amendments
  • Correction of defects
  • International Search, the ISR, Written Opinion of the ISA
  • International Preliminary Examination
  • Requirements for entre into the national phase, including US national phase
  • Procedural safeguards, withdrawals
  • Making effective use of ePCT

Who Should Attend:

  • Patent administrators and formalities staff with experience of working with the PCT or those who need a refresher
  • All those with the relevant experience, who want to gain a better and more comprehensive understanding of the formal and administrative procedures required to deal efficiently with PCT applications

Agenda:

Day One

  • Introduction to the PCT system
  • Filing of PCT applications
  • The International Bureau as Receiving Office
  • Signature requirements
  • Agents and common representatives
  • Correction/addition of priority claims
  • Restoration of the Right of Priority
  • Correction of defects
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Rectification of obvious mistakes
  • Recording of changes under Rule 92bis
  • International search and written opinion of the ISA
  • Supplementary international search
  • Filing of demands for international preliminary examination (Chapter II)
  • International preliminary examination
  • Unity of invention and protest procedure
  • Filing amendments during the international phase
  • Fees payable under the PCT

Day Two

  • International publication
  • Withdrawals
  • Entry into the national phase
  • European regional phase requirements
  • US national phase requirements
  • Procedural safeguards for international applications
  • Requirements concerning the deposit of biological material and sequence listings
  • Amendments to the PCT Regulations from 1 July 2015
  • Recent developments
  • ePCT
  • Where to get help
For more information about this conference visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3j5vp2/advanced_pct?w=4