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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 14th Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), on April 27-28, 2012 in Concord, NH.

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 new Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property building.

Carol Bidwell and David Reed, U.S. consultants to WIPO on PCT matters, will conduct the program. It is hosted by UNH School of Law’s J. Jeffrey Hawley, David Rines Professor of Intellectual Property Law, and Ann McCrackin, director of the Patent Practice and Procedure Program and a Professor of Law.

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 $450, with a discounted rate of $400 for UNH School of Law alumni and $100 for law students.

For more information, and to register, visit or contact Jacqueline Lawrie at (603) 513-5246 or