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UNH School of Law to Host Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar This Spring

UNH School of Law to Host Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar This Spring

The University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property will host the 16th Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), on April 25-26, 2014 in Concord, NH. 

Carol Bidwell and David Reed, U.S. consultants to WIPO on PCT matters, will conduct the program.

The Comprehensive PCT Seminar is geared toward patent attorneys, patent agents, patent administrators, paralegals, and law students who are seeking in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, which is an international patent law treaty, first created in 1970, to provide a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states.

The one and one-half day seminar will include strategies for using the PCT as part of a comprehensive patent program, PCT rules of practice, and procedures for filing original international applications. It will also address recent changes to the PCT. All sessions will be held in UNH Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property building.

New Hampshire CLE credits (up to 10.75) can be applied for, and CLE credits for other states can be arranged upon request. The cost of attendance is $350, with a discounted rate of $300 for UNH School of Law alumni and $100 for law students.

For more information, and to register, visit law.unh.edu/pct or contact Doris M. Lachance, (603) 513-5246, doris.lachance@law.unh.edu.