PRG’s Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Program will be held from March 25-31, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida, and all courses have been updated to reflect the many impacts of AIA. We’ve posted an overview of all Spring 2012 Advanced Courses and looked at a variety of courses: “Designing Around Valid U.S. Patents” , Art and Science of Patent Searching, Crafting and Drafting Winning Patents, and Chemical Patent Practice. Our course highlighted today focuses on the intricacies of the Patent Cooperation Treaty: Comprehensive PCT Practice – How to Master Its Challenges.
General Information: Comprehensive PCT Practice
- Course Dates: March 25, 2012 – March 27, 2012
- Course Times: 8:15-11:30; 1:30-4:45 (Sun-Mon); 8:15-11:30 (Tues)
- Projected CLE: 15.0 hours
- Instructors: Carol Bidwell and David Reed.
For more detailed information on this course, visit this page of the PRG website
- When the use of the PCT is advantageous and when it is not;
- The effects on patent term based on the first (priority) application;
- Selection of international authorities under the PCT for greatest advantage;
- The information received by applicants during the PCT process;
- Entering the national phase;
- Upcoming changes in the PCT;
- A host of other PCT-related topics.
In addition, the course presents the growing information available from the WIPO Internet site via the PATENTSCOPE® search tool. The Comprehensive PCT course includes a detailed look at patent-related provisions of the Paris Convention.
A comprehensive text is used in the course presentation that includes detailed explanations of the various topics and sample forms.
Registration, Hotel Information, FAQs, and Special Offers:
- If you’re interested in registering online for this Spring 2012 Advanced Course, visit this page on the PRG website!
- You can also view the Spring 2012 Advanced Courses Catalog, which includes a print registration form.
- Visit this page for more information on the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Spring, FL.
- Want general information on PRG’s Advanced Courses? Visit this FAQ page.
- And finally, learn about all the ways you can save through PRG’s Special Offers!