About the Docketing Excellence Webinar Series
Docketing paralegals, managers, and patent attorneys all know that docketing is a critical function for any successful patent prosecution operation. If not handled properly, docketing can be an area of major risk for law firms and corporations.
For this complimentary webinar series, we have pooled together docketing experts and managers from the Schwegman firm, Black Hills IP, and their respective clients to help educate on key docketing challenges and issues and share best practices on how to overcome them. Each of the Docketing Excellence webinars will provide a 30 minute panel discussion followed by a collaborative Q&A session.
Register for Upcoming Webinars
February 15 (1 PM Central)
The Right Way to Calculate Due Dates in Europe and China
If you are docketing in China or Europe, you may notice that calculated due dates don’t match the dates given by your foreign associate. This program will explain why and the proper way to calculate due dates in these countries.
The EPO can be one of the hardest patent offices to docket for. This program will discuss the variable proceses/communications that most often cause heartburn with docket clerks, and best practices for docketing these items.
While China has a highly regular prosecution process, some of their docketing requirements can be puzzling without a comprehensive understanding of the underlying process. This program will provide insight into these tricky requirements.
Docketing appeals in Asian countries is complicated by the differences between each country, and variations in the nomenclature used by different foreign associates. This program will compare and contrast the appeal process in each country.
Because validation in the EP involves spawning multiple new files, docketing can be a challenge. Learn about best practices for docketing the validation process.
Patent opposition proceedings are not uncommon the EP, but not common enough for most US docketers to get comfortable with. Learn more about the critical dates for docketing a patent opposition in the EP.
Some countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom set a time limit for acceptance of an application, but otherwise do not specify a time limit for responding to an office action. This program will discuss best practices for docketing office actions received in these countries.
There are a dizzying array of requirements in various countries for formal documents, and a corresponding array of deadlines. Learn about the most common requirements and how best to docket for them.