PCT102
Patent Cooperation Treaty Prosecution Fundamentals

Course Description

PCT102 is a self-paced intermediate plan of study in PCT prosecution. Upon completion, students will have been taught substantial fundamentals in prosecuting PCT applications. Detailed procedural analysis, advanced research techniques; plus finding, assessing and troubleshooting filing errors and implementing their solutions will be covered.

 

PCT102MSP - $496.00

  • PCT Prosecution Fundamentals Course
  • Approximate Total Duration: 16 hours

 


PCT102MSX - $596.00

  • PCT Prosecution Fundamentals Course + Final Exam
  • Approximate Total Duration: 18 hours

Lesson 1: Priority Claims

• Overview & Course Objectives

• Priority

• The Right of Priority

• Priority Date

• Correcting and/or adding Priority Claims

• Restoration of the Right of Priority

 

Lesson 2: Rectification & Incorporation by Reference

• Request for Rectification of Obvious Mistakes

- Rules

- Publication

- Limitations

- Procedure

- National Phase Ramifications

• Incorporation by Reference

- Rules & Articles

- Time Limit & Requirements

 

Lesson 3: Supplemental International Search

• Supplementary International Search (Rule 45bis)

• Objectives of the SIS

• Benefits of the SIS

• Where and When the SIS Should Be Filed

• SIS Process

• SIS Requirements

• Scope of the Supplementary Search

• Supplementary International Search Authorities

• Supplementary International Search Report

• Refund of Fees

• SIS Procedure

 

Lesson 4: Third Party Observations, Licensing & Amendments

• Third Party Observations – Objectives

- System

- Section 800 of Part 8 of the Administrative Instructions

- Summary

- Procedures

- Filing

• Licensing

• Amendments

• Comparison between Articles 19 v. 32(4)(b) Amendments

• Procedures – Making Amendments & Replacement Sheets

• International Preliminary Report on Patentability

Lesson 5:Withdrawals & Procedural Safeguards

• Withdrawing the Application

• Withdrawal to Prevent Publication

• Withdrawal of Designations

• Withdrawal of Priority Claims

• Withdrawal of Supplementary Search Request

• Effects of Withdrawal

• Withdrawal Procedures

• Procedural Safeguards

 

Lesson 6: Biological Material & Sequence Listings

• Biological Material

- Rules 13bis; 48.2(a)(viii)

- Overview

- When to include the information

- Reference to Material Deposits by Third Parties

• Sequence Listing

- Rules 5.2, 13ter and 49.5(a-bis)

- Section 208 & Annex C of the Administrative Instructions

- Overview

- International Search Authority Copy

- Filing Sequence Listings with the Application

- Procedure for non-compliance with the Standard

- PatentIn Software

• PCT-SAFE

 

Lesson 7: Miscellaneous & National Phase

• PCT Mailing Requirements (electronic & physical)

• Correspondence

• Confidentiality of International Applications

• Licensing Indications

• National Phase Applications

- What is it?

- Due Dates

- Amendments

- Requirements

- PCT/IB/308 – Second Notice

- AIA Considerations

- Receipt

• Bypass Application vs. National Phase Application

 

Lesson 8: PCT Changes & The Future + Course Review

• General Information

• Trivia

• Recent Developments

• Future Developments

• Course Review

• PCT & WIPO Resources

 

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