PCT at the EPO

Date

Start: 01.10.2014
End: 02.10.2014

Notice

Please note that the registration deadline has been extended.

Location

The Hague, Netherlands

Organised by

Working language(s)

English

Description

The EPO is organising an in-house training event for patent attorneys and IP professionals from industry in Europe and elsewhere interested in filing PCT applications with the EPO.

The event will consist of six sessions which will give participants the opportunity to get first-hand information and experience from experts on important aspects of filing and processing PCT applications with the EPO in all its capacities under the PCT. EPO experts and experienced patent attorneys will lead the sessions.

Furthermore, experts from other major patent offices (USPTO, JPO, SIPO) and patent attorneys experienced in the respective procedures will run sessions on specific aspects of entry into their national phases.

The EPO will introduce and give details of proposed new services such as supplementary international search, the second written opinion and top-up search in the Chapter II procedure, the new procedure regarding non-unity upon entry into the European phase and utilisation of PCT work in the PCT-PPH framework.

The first day of the event will conclude with a panel discussion on key developments in the PCT, followed by a cocktail reception and a networking dinner.

Target groups

Level of expertise

Advanced

Medium

Classroom training

Content

The six sessions will focus on

PCT filing, search and examination and entry into the European phase
the national phases at SIPO/USPTO/JPO
restoration and incorporation procedures under the PCT
online filing at the EPO
filing and processing of biotech applications at the EPO

On the first conference day there will be a panel discussion on key developments in the PCT, in particular the enhancement of PCT search, the strengthening of Chapter II and the simplification of entry into the national phase.

When registering online you will be asked to choose one presentation per session:

1 October 2014
Session 1

09.30 10.45
P01: PCT filing at the EPO
or
P02: Incorporation procedure under the PCT
or
P03: National phase at the JPO (FULLY BOOKED. NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE.)

Session 2
11.15 12.30
P04: PCT search at the EPO
or
P05: Restoration procedure under the PCT (FULLY BOOKED. NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE.)
or
P06: National phase at the SIPO (FULLY BOOKED. NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE.)

Session 3
13.30 14.45
P07: Regional phase at the EPO
or
P02: Incorporation procedure under the PCT (FULLY BOOKED. NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE.)
or
P08: Online filing at the EPO

Session 4
15.00 16.15
P09: National phase at the USPTO
or
P05: Restoration procedure under the PCT (FULLY BOOKED. NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE.)
or
P10: Filing and processing of biotech applications at the EPO


2 October 2014
Session 5

09.30 10.45
P11: PCT examination at the EPO
or
P08: Online filing at the EPO
or
P03: National phase at the JPO

Session 6
11.15 12.30
P12: Non-unity in the international and regional phases at the EPO
or
P10: Filing and processing of biotech applications at the EPO
or
P06: National phase at the SIPO

Materials

We are supporting the EPO's environmental policy therefore we will not provide any presentation handouts. All event documentation will be made available in electronic form.

Accommodation

The participants are kindly asked to arrange for their accommodation themselves.

A number of hotels near the conference venue offer EPO special rates. These rates only apply if the room booking is made through the travel agency BCD Travel, either by using the BCD Travel hotel booking form or by booking online through the BCD Travel hotel booking tool.

Please find all relevant information under Downloads at the top of this page.

Programme

Under Downloads you will find the latest version of the programme.

Registration fee

EUR 300,-

This fee covers conference material and the catering for the whole event for one participant. The fee cannot be split and is not refundable if cancellation is requested less than 28 days before the start of the event.

Payment

Payment by credit card

Please follow the instructions when you register online for the event. Please keep your credit card details (Master card or Visa) ready when registering. You will receive the confirmation of your registration by e-mail in due course.

Payment by bank transfer

You will receive an invoice from the EPO addressed to you according to the details in your online registration and containing all necessary details for a bank transfer. Please pay the respective amount upon receipt of the invoice indicating the invoice number and respecting the time for payment allowed.
You will receive the confirmation of your registration by e-mail, once we have received the payment of your registration fee on the EPO's bank account. Please note that if you pay by bank transfer it can take up to 10 days from the date of your bank transfer until we can actually see your payment on our account.

Payment by direct debiting of your EPO deposit account

Please follow the instructions when you register online for the event. Please keep the details of your EPO deposit account ready when registering. You will receive the confirmation of your registration by e-mail, once the debit has been dealt with by our Finance department.

Venue details

European Patent Office
Shell building Conference Centre, Auditorium
Patentlaan 3-9
2288 EE Rijswijk
The Netherlands

Contact

Professional Representatives Unit
European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich
Germany
Tel. +49-89-2399 5196
profrep@epo.org

Max. number of participants

180

Reference

PS06-2014

Registration deadline

12.09.2014