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US-PCT: Best Practices and Common Mistakes at the USPTO – CLE Available

March 7, 2022 @ 11:00 AM EST

11:00 AM ET
March 7, 2022

US-PCT: Best Practices and Common Mistakes at the USPTO – CLE Available

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The Patent Cooperation Treaty is becoming an increasingly important tool for companies all around the world, with strategic use on the rise for a variety of reasons. Indeed, despite a global downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of PCT filings grew in 2020 by 4%, and the number of PCT national phase entries grew by 4.3%. In fact, since the PCT began operating in 1978, the number of PCT applications has grown virtually every year, with the only exception coming in 2009 (and attributed to the global financial crisis). The PCT can, however, provide a minefield for practitioners only casually familiar with its many nuances.

Join Michael Neas, Deputy Director of the International Patent Legal Administration (formerly PCT Legal) at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and John White, CEO of PCT Learning Center, for a discussion of the most common mistakes made when entering the U.S. national stage through the PCT.

CLE Materials:

The Benefits of Filing U.S. Patent Applications via the PCT First

Two Key Steps to Overcome Rejections Received on PCT Drawings

Effectively Drafting the Background Section of a Patent Specification in Compliance with Both USPTO and EPO Practice

Best Practices and Common Mistakes for Patent Cooperation Treaty and U.S. National Stage Applications



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The provide a minefield for practitioners only casually familiar with its many nuances. Mike Neas, Deputy Director of International Patent Legal Administration at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and John White, Special Counsel at Harness IP, will discuss best practices and common mistakes.

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