Did you know that patents offer territorial rights, meaning that there is no such thing as an international or global patent? Learn how to help protect your intellectual property (IP) in foreign jurisdictions. USPTO's International Patent Legal Administration will host a two-hour seminar on considerations and options for filing foreign patent applications. This virtual event is free and open to the public, so register early.
You may receive two hours of California Mandatory continuing Legal Education (MCLE) for attending this seminar. Please check with your USPTO regional office for more information on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation. The discussion will include an overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the use of the Paris Convention for non-PCT countries.
For more information, please email SiliconValley@uspto.gov, call 408-918-9900, or visit the USPTO's Silicon Valley Regional Office online.
Contact information for participating regional offices and local start times for this event are as follows:
- Rocky Mountain Regional Office: email RockyMountain@uspto.gov or call 303-297-4600. Start time: 11 a.m. MT.
- Texas Regional Office: email TXROevents@uspto.gov or call 469-295-9000. Start time: noon CT.
- Midwest Regional Office: email MidwestRegion@uspto.gov or call 313-446-4800. Start time: 1 p.m. ET.
- Eastern Regional Office: email EasternRegionalOutreachOffice@uspto.gov or call 571-272-2243. Start time: 1 p.m. ET.
This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email SiliconValley@uspto.gov or call 408-918-9900.