CANCELLED: 22nd Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar (UNH Law)

CANCELLED:  22nd Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar (UNH Law)

Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:30am–4:30pm
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Room 282
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301


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  • Registration:  FREE  for In-House Faculty/Staff/Students; $50 for UNH Alumni; $100 for the General Public
  • RSVP Deadline:  March 20, 2020


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.

Topics Covered (subject to change)

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

Register Here:

For questions or more information, contact:

Lauri Connolly
Program Assistant IP Center
Administrative Assistant III
UNH School of Law
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301