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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.
Using Analytics as a Patent Annuity Decision Tool
Join us as our panel discusses best practices for the annuity payment decision process and how patent analytics can help assist annuity decision makers in making the best decisions possible.
IP Punch List for Software Companies
The Software field is a dynamic growing area. This webinar will focus on the challenges that software companies face in protecting their innovations both in the US and in other important jurisdictions.
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Schwegman is teaming up with WIPO to host an all-day complimentary "Advanced PCT Training" seminar that will provide insights to practitioners on amendments and recent developments to the PCT rules, developing a strategy for international filings and procedural safeguards.
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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.

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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.

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March 1 (1 PM Central)
The Most Difficult European Patent Office Communications to Docket and Why

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.

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March 15 (1 PM Central)
Tricky Chinese Patent Office Deadlines and Procedures

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.

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March 29 (1 PM Central)
Understanding Docketing for the Appeal Process in China, Korea and Japan

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.

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April 12 (1 PM Central)
Best Practices for Docketing the Validation Process in the Europe

Because validation in the EP involves spawning multiple new files, docketing can be a challenge. Learn about best practices for docketing the validation process.

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April 19 (1 PM Central)
Handling Patent Opposition Proceedings Docketing in the Europe

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.

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May 10 (1 PM Central)
Docketing Response Dates in Countries Having an “Acceptance Deadline,” such as Australia

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.

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May 24 (1 PM Central)
Best Practices for Efficient Docketing of Routine Formalities such as Powers of Attorney and Declarations of Inventors

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.

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