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Register Now for the SLW Institute’s 2022 Virtual PCT Training Seminar

Join us for the SLW Institute’s 2022 Virtual PCT Training Seminar. From February 8 through March 18, WIPO consultant Carl Oppedahl will provide comprehensive training on the PCT process, docketing, filing, and strategic use of the PCT. He will also explain best practices and ways to minimize professional liability exposure. This training will be presented in one- or one-and-a-half-hour webinar sessions on alternating days of the week. Register today to take part in this informative event, which is free and open to the public. We will apply for CLE credit in Minnesota, California, Texas, and Washington for these sessions. The SLW Institute is pleased to present this conference as a service to the intellectual property community.

The schedule for the 2022 Virtual PCT Training Seminar is as follows:

Week 1

Session 1 | Tuesday, February 8
What is PCT?, Why We Care?, Paris Path Versus PCT
12:00 – 1:30 PM CT

Session 2 | Thursday, February 10
Planning for PCT and Paris, Article 4 of Paris, SAOSIT, Making Use of WIPO DAS
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Week 2

Session 3 | Monday, February 14
Selecting a Receiving Office, RO/US Versus RO/IB
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Session 4 | Wednesday, February 16
Selecting an International Searching Authority
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Session 5 | Friday, February 18
Preparing a PCT Request – Making Use of ePCT and Getting Benefit of Validations, Avoiding Malpractice on Priority Claim Mistakes.
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Week 3

Session 6 | Tuesday, February 22
Using Workplace Collaboration Features of ePCT as You Lead up to the PCT Filing, Shared Address Book, External Signatures, Document Reviews
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Session 7 | Thursday, February 24
E-Filing of the PCT Application and Docketing of PCT Thereafter
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Week 4

Session 8 | Monday, February 28
What to Do When the International Search Report and Written Opinion Arrive, Do You File a Demand?
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Session 9 | Wednesday, March 2
Using ePCT for “Actions” Such as 92bis Requests, Communicating with ISAs
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Session 10 | Friday, March 4
Mechanics of Filing a Demand, Steps Before and After Filing the Demand
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Week 5

Session 11 | Tuesday, March 8
Understanding and Using the Five Kinds of PCT Declarations
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Session 12 | Thursday, March 10
National Phase Entry Generally – Tips for Some Offices
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Week 6

Session 13 | Monday, March 14
Choosing between US National-Phase Entry and Bypass Continuation
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Session 14 | Wednesday, March 16
Best Practices and Procedure for US National-Phase Entry
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Session 15 | Friday, March 18
Making Use of PCT-PPH, and Comparison with Track I and AE
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

The SLW Institute is happy to welcome Carl Oppedahl as the presenter for this conference. Carl is the author of the Ant-like Persistence® blog, and is a partner in Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC. He has served as an adjunct professor at University of Denver law school, teaching Patent Prosecution. Carl has also been a Fellow of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He has spent more than twenty-five years serving intellectual property clients. In 2017, Carl taught Schwegman’s Advanced PCT Training in-person in San Jose, and in 2018 he conducted this class in Minneapolis. He often serves as a lecturer on the Patent Cooperation Treaty as a consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Sign up today for this informative and complimentary conference. Click here to register.

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