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Live Cary, NC Bar Center | Live Webcast

Thursday-Friday, September 21-22, 2017

Thursday Registration: 8:15a
Thursday Program: 8:55a-4:15p
Friday Program: 8:55a-4:15p

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The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in each of a large number of countries by filing an “international” patent application.

Such an application may be filed by anyone who is a national or resident of the Contracting State.
It may generally be filed with the national patent office of the Contracting State of which the applicant is a national or resident or, at the applicant’s option, with the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.

This informative program offers: ·
  • A comprehensive overview of the PCT system for US applicants
  • 2016 and 2017 updates for PCT
  • Information on electronic filing options
  • Search tips and resources beyond WIPO
  • One hour of Ethics/Professionalism

Planned by the NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section and Paralegal Division.

  • Overview to the PCT System
  • Filing International Applications in the RO/US
  • The International Bureau as receiving Office – By Choice or By Circumstance
  • Choice of International Authorities Available for U.S. Applicants
  • Signature Requirements, Agents, Common Representatives and Withdrawals
  • Claiming Priority Under the Paris Convention and Furnishing Priority Documents
  • International Search and Written Opinion of the ISA
  • International Publication
  • Procedural Safeguards
  • Amending the International Application and Filing Informal Comments
  • Filing a Demand and International Preliminary Examination
  • Recent Rule Changes and an Overview of ePCT
  • National Phase Entry in General
  • U.S. National Stage Entry and Impact of AIA and PLTIA
  • Two Routes to Obtain a U.S. Patent from an International Application
  • PCT and the Patent Prosecution Highway
  • Where to Get Help
  • Ethics in Patent Law
Web Event Information
Start Time:
September 21, 2017 8:55 AM Eastern
7:55 AM Central, 6:55 AM Mountain, 5:55 AM Pacific
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Estimated Length:
7 hours, 20 minutes
Registration Time Remaining:
34 days, 5 hours
Paralegal Division Member Price:
Intellectual Property Law Section Member Price:
NCBA Member Price:
Non-Member Price:
2017 Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty Program

Registration Tuition Options:  


Early Bird
Save $75 by registering early!
early bird expires 
September 14

Early Bird and Membership discounts will automatically be applied at checkout.
NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section Member $425 $500$525 
NCBA Member $445 $520$545 
NCBA Paralegal Division Member $270 $345 $370 
Non-Member $520 $595 $620 
CLE Passport 12 tokens 
Full-time LANC Attorney (NCBA Member) $270 $295 
1st Year Licensed in NC (NCBA Member) $198 $223 
 The following categories do not include MCLE fees:
Law Student Division Member $25 N/A
Paralegal Division Student Member $25 N/A
Judge (NCBA Member) Please call the NCBA CLE Department to register for these categories: 800.228.3402 $75 N/A
Law Professor (NCBA Member) $75 N/A
Clerk of Court (NCBA Member) $75 N/A

LIVE CARY Program Location and Local Hotel Accommodations:

Program Location

NC Bar Center
8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 Directions | 800.228.3402 | Dorsett Auditorium 

Local Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary Directions 

Rates | $169 
Includes full cooked-to-order breakfast and manager's evening reception

| Click here to register online. Web reservation preferred: select dates and click "add special rate code.  Enter 2691626. 

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

120 Sage Commons Way, Cary Directions

Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday) 
Includes complimentary hot breakfast

| 919.678.0005 
Ask for the NC Bar Association corporate rate

Speaker Information
Matias G Ferrario   [ view bio ]
Zachary S Kelton   [ view bio ]
Michael Neas   [ view bio ]
Carl Oppedahl   [ view bio ]
Carl Sanders   [ view bio ]
Toyce E Southern, NCCP   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 12.00
General: 11.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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LIVE CARY Thursday-Friday, September 21-22, 2017 | #656PCT
Paralegal Division Member: $345.00
Intellectual Property Law Section Member: $500.00
NCBA Member: $520.00
Non-Member Price: $595.00
LIVE WEBCAST Thursday-Friday, September 21-22, 2017 | #656LWC
Paralegal Division Member: $370.00
Intellectual Property Law Section Member: $525.00
NCBA Member: $545.00
Non-Member Price: $620.00