Comprehensive PCT Seminar

Friday, March 27, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
UNH Law School
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22nd Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar
Friday, March 27, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30  p.m.
Room 282

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The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce
School of Law will host the
22nd Comprehensive Patent Cooperation
Treaty (PCT) Seminar
in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO)

RSVP by March 20th
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served

The Comprehensive PCT Seminar is geared toward patent attorneys, patent agents, patent administrators, paralegals, and law students who are seeking in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
The one day seminar will include strategies for using the PCT as part of a comprehensive patent program, PCT rules of practice, and procedures for filing original international applications. It will also address recent changes to the PCT.
Layla Lauchman and Harry Kim, PCT Special Program Examiners at the USPTO, will conduct the program. UNH Law is an accredited provider of New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits. We believe this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 390 minutes toward the annual requirement. As of June 30, 2014, NHMCLE no longer approves or accredits activities for the NH minimum CLE requirement, but this seminar is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and has consistently been approved for CLE in New Hampshire and other states in prior years.
Students Free! 
$50 UNH Alumni
$100 General Public
Topics Covered (subject to change)
  • Overview of the PCT system
  • Choice of International Authorities Available
  • Filing International Applications by US Applicants
  • The International Bureau as a Receiving Office — by Choice or by Circumstance
  • Signature Requirements, Agents, Common Representatives and Withdrawals
  • Claiming Priority and Furnishing of Priority Documents
  • International Search and Written Opinion of the ISA
  • Procedural Safeguards
  • International Publication and Internet Resources
  • Supplementary International Search
  • Filing a Demand for International Preliminary Examination
  • Amendments under the PCT and Informal Comments
  • Recent Changes
  • Entry Into the National Phase
  • Entry into the US National phase and By-pass Continuation Practice
  • Strategic Use of the PCT: a User’s Perspective
  • Where to Get Help

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For questions or more information, contact:
Lauri Connolly
Program Assistant IP Center
Administrative Assistant III
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301


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