Patent Cooperation Treaty Professional Training Seminars

The PCT Learning Center offers timely seminars and forums that deliver the tools necessary for patent professionals to adeptly use the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Highly-skilled trainers use state-of-the-art materials proven effective worldwide for educating patent professionals both new to the PCT, as well as those updating and enhancing their proficiency.

Our PCT Seminars have been attended by hundreds of patent professionals from across the USA, Canada and Europe. Past Seminars (25+): D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, California, Georgia and Washington State.

Upcoming Seminars: Information and Registration

Patent Attorneys/Agents

Understand the PCT and know when it is right for your clients to enhance their patent portfolios internationally. The seminars include strategies on using the PCT including the PCT-PPH route.

Patent Administrators/Paralegals

Gain in-depth knowledge of the PCT to facilitate proper administration of the PCT process for your firm, corporation, or organization.

Patent Portfolio Managers

Learn how to best use the PCT as an important tool of international patent portfolio management.

The Patent Cooperation Treaty

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    The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions, helps patent Offices with their patent granting decisions, and facilitates public access to a wealth of technical information relating to those inventions. By filing one international patent application under the PCT, applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in up to all PCT member counties(currently 148 countries) throughout the world.

  • History

    The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international treaty administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and offers patent applicants an advantageous route for obtaining patent protection internationally. Since entering into force in 1978, the PCT has served as an alternative to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1883) for acquiring patent rights in different countries. Starting with only 18 Members in 1978, in 2015 there are 148 PCT Contracting States.

  • PCT Boot Camp – Basic Introduction to the PCT

    Designed for beginners or those looking to refresh their PCT skills

    Advanced PCT Seminars

    For the experienced PCT user. Briefly covers the basics before moving to advanced topics and startegies

    Customized Programs

    Programs can be customized to meet the needs of your organization and deliver live at your ste. Send an email to with your requirements.
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