The BPLA Annual PCT Seminar October 29 and 30, 2020
Learn about the new WIPO ePCT tool and more!
October 29 – 8:30 AM-1 PM October 30 – 8:30 AM-Noon
With Welcoming Remarks by
Mr. Matthias Reischle-Park Deputy Director of the PCT Legal and User Relations Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization
Ms. Hanna Kang Legal Officer, PCT Legal and User Support Section, PCT Legal and User Relations Division, World Intellectual Property Organization
Michael Neas Deputy Director, International Patent Legal Administration
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Over two successive mornings, experts Matthias Reischle-Park and Hanna Kang from WIPO will review the new WIPO ePCT tool in foreign filing preparation, and how to use it when filing with the USPTO as Receiving Office. Additionally, the seminar will examine PCT rules and practices, including the latest updates and their strategic implications.

This educational seminar is designed for patent attorneys, agents, administrators, and paralegals, among others, who are interested in learning about or refreshing their knowledge of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
Program Topics
  • PCT procedures and time limits
  • Choice of receiving office and international search authority
  • Best practices for e-filing and correcting defects
  • Priority claims and priority documents
  • International search and preliminary examination
  • Best practices for national phase entry
  • Patent Prosecution Highway
  • Recent and future developments in the PCT system
  • Best practice tips for international and national phase
Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 29th
8:30 AM – 12:00PM
Friday, October 30th 8:30 AM – 12:00PM


Networking Brownbag Lunch
Thursday, October 29th
12:00PM – 1:00PM

Michael Neas
Deputy Director, International Patent Legal Administration
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Online Presentation
Call-in details will be sent to registrants in advance of the event.

Members: $100*
Non-Members: $130

*Member pricing for these seminars also applies to a member’s delegate*

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