Advanced PCT Formalities

Management Forum
Course summary
Length: 2 days
Price: 999 GBP excl. VAT
Language: English
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 15/06/2017 - London
Course Dates
15/06/2017   (English)
999 GBP
29/11/2017   (English)
999 GBP

Advanced PCT Formalities

Course Overview


  • Latest developments of the PCT System
  • Filing requirements and amendments
  • Correction of defects
  • International Search, the ISR, Written Opinion of the ISA
  • International Preliminary Examination
  • Requirements for entre into the national phase, including US national phase
  • Procedural safeguards, withdrawals
  • Making effective use of ePCT

Why You Should Attend

What you will gain by attending:-

  • A detailed understanding of the PCT mechanism beyond the basics
  • An in-Depth discussion of the PCT procedure, including international phase and entry into the national/regional phase
  • The opportunity to raise specific problems, and learn from the practical soluations which will be put forward and discussed
  • Practical tips and advice on how to make most efficient use of ePCT

Who Should Attend

  • Patent administrators and formalities staff with experience of working with the PCT or those who need a refresher
  • All those with the relevant experience, who want to gain a better and more comprehensive understanding of the formal and administrative procedures required to deal efficiently with PCT applications

Programme Day One

Registration and refreshments

  • Introduction to the PCT system
  • Filing of PCT applications
  • The International Bureau as Receiving Office
  • Signature requirements
  • Agents and common representatives


  • Priority claims
  • Correction/addition of priority claims
  • Restoration of the Right of Priority
  • Correction of defects
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Rectification of obvious mistakes


  • International search and written opinion of the ISA
  • Supplementary international search
  • International preliminary examination
  • Unity of invention and protest procedure


  • Filing amendments during the international phase
  • Fees payable under the PCT

Close of day one

Programme Day Two


  • International publication
  • Withdrawals
  • Entry into the national phase


  • European regional phase requirements
  • US national phase requirements
  • Procedural safeguards for international applications


  • Requirements concerning the deposit of biological material and sequence listings
  • Amendments to the PCT Regulations from 1 July 2015
  • Recent developments


  • ePCT
  • Recording of changes under Rule 92bis
  • Filing of demands for international preliminary examination (Chapter II)
  • Where to get help

Close of seminar

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