PCT101
Patent Cooperation Treaty Forms & Filing Fundamentals

Course Description

PCT101 is a self-paced foundational course on PCT patent forms and filing. Upon successful completion, students will have been taught substantial fundamentals in filing PCT patent applications. Provided is a review of what international patents are, a robust introduction to PCT patent forms, detailed walkthroughs of online filing procedures, as well as hands-on exposure to PCT rules, formalities and processes.

 

PCT101MSP - $496.00

  • PCT Forms & Filing Fundamentals Course
  • Approximate Total Duration: 16 hours

 


PCT101MSX - $596.00

  • PCT Forms & Filing Fundamentals Course + Final Exam
  • Approximate Total Duration: 18 hours

Lesson 1: PCT Defined

• Overview & Course Objectives

• What is the PCT?

- Member States

- PCT, Paris Convention & World Trade Organization Member States

• Traditional vs. PCT

• PCT Timeline

• PCT Definitions

• PCT References

- Mailing Lists

 

Lesson 2: Patent Forms

• General

• Application

- Application format

- Claim format & structure

- Drawing, Formulae & Table format

- Sequence Listing

• Bibliographic Information

- Applicant/Inventor

- Agent

- Drawing for Publication

• Choosing the Correct RO & ISA

 

Lesson 3: PCT Filing

• Priority & Priority Period

• Filing choice

- Filing in paper

- Filing electronically

• PCT Filing Forms

- Transmittal Letter

· To Use or Not to Use – that is the question

• PCT-SAFE

- Setting up PCT-SAFE

 

Lesson 4: Preparing a PCT Request using PCT-SAFE

• PCT Safe Template

• Request Tab

• States Tab

• Names Tab

• Priority Tab

• Biology Tab

• Declarations Tab

• Contents Tab

- Filing choice (Paper / EFS web)

• Fees Tab

• Payment Tab

• Annotate Tab & Filing

Lesson 5: Filing, Filing Receipts, Defects, IB Prosecution & Changes

• Review of PCT Priority Claims

• PCT Filing

• PCT Filing & Fee Receipts & Ancillary Documents

• Invitation to Correct Defects:

- In the Application

- In the Priority Claim

- In Declarations

- Responses to Invitations

• USRO vs. IB - Who Does What?

• Accessing files via ePCT

• Rule 92bis (Recording of Changes by the International Bureau)

 

Lesson 6: ISR, Article 19 Amendment & Publication

• International Searching Authority

• Unity of Invention

- Invitation to Pay Fees

• International Search Report

• Written Opinion

• Article 19 Amendment

• Publication

 

Lesson 7: Post ISR Prosecution

• PCT Timeline Overview

• Chapter II Demand

• Demand & Fee Receipts & Demand Not Accepted

• Defects in the Demand

• Invitation to Correct Defects in the Demand

• Article 34(2)(b) Amendment

• International Preliminary Report on Patentability

- Examination Report - Chapter I

- Examination Report - Chapter II

 

Lesson 8: PCT Forms & National Phase Entry

• PCT Prosecution Forms Overview

- PCT/RO/1xx

- PCT/ISA/2xx

- PCT/IB/3xx

- PCT/IPEA/4xx

• National Phase – General Overview

- Considerations

- Due Dates

• U.S. National Phase

- Requirements

- Transmittal Letter

- Acceptance of the Application

 

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