ePCT – WIPO’s online service for filing and managing applications for international patent protection under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
By filing one international patent application under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in a large number of countries. ePCT is WIPO’s online service that makes the filing and management of international applications easier and more efficient.
This event highlights the benefits of using the ePCT system and demonstrates how to make the most of its main features, with a focus on the interests of US applicants using either USPTO or the International Bureau as receiving Office. The target group for this session are those who already have some experience with the PCT, such as patent attorneys, patent assistants and paralegals.
Ann Bardini, Senior Business Analyst, PCT Business Development Division, WIPO
Riadh Ben Ghachem, Associate Business Analyst, PCT Business Development Division, WIPO
This is a free, public event. Space is limited. Register by July 19, 2018.
Hands-on participation is encouraged and you may bring your own laptop. In preparation for this training seminar, it is recommended to create a WIPO Account (if you do not already have one) and to install a 2-factor authentication app (such as GOOGLE Authenticator) on a mobile device (preferably one that can also receive text messages).
This is an ideal opportunity to meet two of the main designers of the ePCT system and to let them know about any additional features you would like to see in the future.
Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.