Comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar Presented by NKU Chase College of Law in Cooperation with WIPO

The seminar will provide patent attorneys, patent agents, patent portfolio managers, paralegals, and law students with a comprehensive understanding of the PCT, an international patent law treaty established to unify patent filing procedures which protect inventions in the PCT's 148 contracting states. It will include patent portfolio management strategies for maximizing patent protection and minimizing legal expenses, best practices, procedures for filing original patent applications in PCT member states, and news about changes related to the PCT.

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This seminar provides a unique and valuable opportunity to learn the intricacies of the PCT process, and how to maximize the benefits achievable through the PCT. I’d highly recommend it to anyone involved in coordinating foreign patent protection.

Highland Heights, KY (PRWEB) March 27, 2014

The NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute, in cooperation with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will host a comprehensive Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) seminar on June 5-6, 2014 in Highland Heights, Kentucky, near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The seminar will provide patent attorneys, patent agents, patent portfolio managers, paralegals, and law students with a comprehensive understanding of the PCT, an international patent law treaty established to unify patent filing procedures which protect inventions in the PCT's 148 contracting states.

The one and one-half day seminar will include patent portfolio management strategies for maximizing patent protection and minimizing legal expenses. The seminar will also include best practices, procedures for filing original patent applications in PCT member states, and news about changes related to the PCT.

“This seminar provides a unique and valuable opportunity to learn the intricacies of the PCT process, and how to maximize the benefits achievable through the PCT. I’d highly recommend it to anyone involved in coordinating foreign patent protection,” stated Eric Robbins, a partner at Ulmer & Berne LLP and the chair of its Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. Mr. Robbins attended NKU Chase's 2012 Comprehensive PCT Seminar, which was attended by IP professionals from around the globe.

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

Kentucky and Ohio CLE credits and Kentucky Paralegal Association CPE credits (up to 12.25) are anticipated. CLE credits for other states can be arranged upon request. Registration is $350, with a discounted rate of $250 for NKU Chase College of Law alumni and CincyIP members, and $50 for non-NKU students, non-NKU academics, and NKU Chase College of Law alumni who graduated in or after 2010. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. Printed materials are available for $25.

Special thanks to Frost Brown Todd LLC and CincyIP for their sponsorship. For more information, and to register, visit http://www.lawandinformatics.org/pct or contact Lindsey L. Jaeger at 859.572.7853 or JaegerL1(at)nku(dot)edu.

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information, and cooperation. With 187 member states, WIPO is a self-funding agency of the United Nations. The Patent Cooperation Treaty now has 148 contracting states.

The NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute provides critical interdisciplinary research regarding law, regulation, and industry practice as it is applied across complex information systems, emerging technology, and all areas of law. While not limited to any legal field, the Institute emphasizes intellectual property law, privacy law, business and securities law, international law, and evidentiary rules, because the creation, acquisition, aggregation, security, manipulation, and exploitation of data have the largest legal and societal consequences in these fields. Professor Jon M. Garon is the director of the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute.

Since 1893, NKU Chase College of Law has educated individuals who make immediate contributions to the legal profession and to their communities. With a collegial, student-centered environment in full-time and part-time programs, Chase provides an intellectually rigorous education in legal theory and professional skills; offers practical training through its curricular offerings, co-curricular programs, and specialized centers; and instills the ideals of ethics, leadership, and public engagement.

To learn more about the seminar, see http:// http://lawandinformatics.org/pct
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