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Available via Video Replay

Original Program Date: September 21-22, 2017

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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.

Product Information
Product Date:
September 21, 2017
  • Overview to the PCT System
  • Overview of Filing International Applications under the PCT
  • Prosecuting the International Application
  • Overview of National Phase Entry
  • Procedural Safeguards
  • Details of Filing an International Application under the PCT
  • Considerations When Picking an International Searching Authority
  • Details of International Search and Preliminary Examination
  • Selecting Countries for National Filing and Global Dossier
  • Entry into U.S. National Phase
  • Fixing Mistakes and Best Practices in International and U.S. National Stage Applications
  • Strategies for PCT Filing
  • Patent Prosecution Highway in Detail
  • 2017 PCT Rule Changes
  • Ethics in Patent Law
Product Information
Date Presented:
September 22, 2017 8:55 AM Eastern
7 hours, 20 minutes
2017 Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty Program

Registration Tuition Options:  


Early Bird
Save $75 by registering early!

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

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The NCBA reserves the right to cancel any video program prior to the program date if registrations do not meet the NC State Bar requirement.

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Speaker Information
Matias Ferrario   [ view bio ]
Michael Neas   [ view bio ]
Carl Oppedahl   [ view bio ]
Carl E 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): 12.50
General: 11.50
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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