Course Features

  • Course Access

    You'll have unlimited online, on-demand access to the course and its materials for 6 months from the date of your purchase

  • Q&A Sessions

    Speak directly to the course instructors and occasional guest experts during optional monthly 1-hour group Q&A webinars

  • Major PCT Updates

    We'll add update modules to your course curriculum periodically should there be business critical PCT changes

Course Outline

Essential PCT for Practitioners

  • 1

    Course Welcome

    • Welcome to Essential PCT for Practitioners

  • 2

    State by State CLE Requirements (if applicable)

    • CLE/MCLE General and State Specific Instructions

  • 3

    Introduction to ePCT: The New Frontier

    • Module 1A - From Paris to PCT | PCT Scope & Statistics (35:42)

    • Knowledge Check - Module 1A

    • Module 1B - Essential ePCT for Practitioners | What, When, Where, How, & Capabilities from eHandshakes to Notifications (55:15)

    • Knowledge Check - Module 1B

  • 4

    Getting Started: The Nuts & Bolts

    • Module 2A - Filing of the PCT International Application | Gathering Necessary Info Pre-filing Re: Applicants/Inventors/Agents and Making Choices (32:51)

    • Knowledge Check - Module 2A

    • Module 2B - Priority Claims | PCT Requirements & Priority Documents (14:23)

    • Knowledge Check - Module 2B

  • 5

    Strategic Choices and Client Advice

    • Module 3A - Amending the Application and Filing a Chapter II Demand under the PCT (37:11)

    • Knowledge Check - Module 3A

    • Module 3B - Interesting PCT Features (17:56)

    • Knowledge Check - Module 3B

    • Module 3C - The PCT Hedge Strategy for Value Creation (59:31)

    • Knowledge Check - Module 3C

  • 6

    National and Regional Phases

    • Module 4A - National Phase | US and Around the World (1:27:48)

    • Knowledge Check - Module 4A

    • Module 4B - Where to Get PCT Help | US and WIPO (12:07)

  • 7

    Course Evaluation Form

    • Course Evaluation Upon Completion (Required for CLE Credit)

Put Your CLE Hours to Work!

*5.0 Hours of General CLE/MCLE Approved in the states of California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio (5.0 accredited self-study CLE hours), Texas, Virginia & Washington. Don't see your state listed? Check with your state CLE/MCLE administrator for reciprocity with one of the approved states or to determine if you can utilize the course for CLE/MCLE independent self-study hours.