Why PCT Learning Center?
Be the International IP Resource Your Client Needs

PCT Learning Center brings the Experts to you! Be trained by the top practitioners and those who design the filing systems at WIPO and USPTO. We offer paralegal and attorney/agent training regarding Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Hague, and Madrid filings at the WIPO Bureau in Geneva and USPTO. Without proper training, costly mistakes and forfeiture of rights can occur. This training enables your firm to provide client service that is accurate, qualitative, and valuable.

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Course Access

Purchase a PCT Learning Center online on-demand course and you receive unlimited course and material access for 6 months to 1 year*.

*Length of access is based on course(s) purchased & purchase date.

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Cost-effective Private training

Have a large number of personnel you would like to enroll in a PCT Learning Center course? Prefer an in-person seminar? Contact us to learn more!

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Stay On Top with Updates

Courses are always current!
Updates are made routinely as business-critical changes are instituted by WIPO or the USPTO.

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Q&A Sessions

Each month participate in a LIVE Q&A where a PCT or IP expert reviews a topical issue, answers pre-submitted questions, and responds to LIVE chat comments and questions from participants.

Course Offering All Course Access Subscription

Gain access to all PCT Learning Center courses and content for 1 year! Patent Cooperation Treaty, Hague System, and Madrid System training at your fingertips.

Course Offering PCT Boot Camp

Getting started, needing a refresher, or preparing for the ePCT seminar? Learn all the basics and jargon needed to launch your Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) practice in one course.

Course Offering ePCT with WIPO Experts

ePCT is the future of International Filings. Become a part of the early adoption of this terrific tool. Prepare to dig into all that WIPO has to offer, and monitor your IA filings from start to finish.

Course Bundle - Save $150! PCT Boot Camp & ePCT with WIPO Experts Bundle

PCT Boot Camp is directed to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) novice, as noted above, who needs to get started quickly and needs to know, rapidly, how to file a PCT application. Learn these basics and then proceed to ePCT, the future of International Filings!

Course Offering Hague Boot Camp and Essential Hague for Practitioners

Hague Boot Camp and Essential Hague are live now! Learn all about this new streamlined design registration process. A single filing through a single office effects multinational design protection. Save time, money, and create simplicity using this one-stop design protection filing!

Course Offering Madrid Boot Camp and Essential Madrid for Practitioners

In production now! Learn about the worldwide first-to-file, first-to-register international TM system. Leverage your earlier in-country US filing as priority as you proceed beyond our shores.

Course Offering
Essential PCT for Practitioners

Available now! This course provides the basis of knowledge for a patent practitioner to advise clients as to Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) strategy and decisions, and to manage PCT support staff. Learn all of this with 5 hours of CLE*.

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3500 +

Professionals trained

62 K +

US origin PCT filings in 2019

480 +

National & international firms served

12 +

Years in the PCT business

About PCT Learning Center
A Place to Become an International IP Expert

Although PCT is, by now, more than 50 years old, the number of annual filings from across the globe has only just stretched beyond 250K. Our founder, Gary Smith, former Director of PCT Operations at the WIPO, was determined to make Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) knowledge more widespread and accessible. Beginning with “live” seminars to small groups, PCT Learning Center is now online and on-demand across the web and expanding our course offerings to cover ALL aspects of International IP Practice.

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Why is the Patent Cooperation Treaty Important to Inventors?

April 3rd, 2023 / Victoria

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China Joins Hague System – Here’s Why You Should Care

March 10th, 2022 / John M. White

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Why It’s Time to Board the PCT Train: The Benefits of Filing U.S. Patent Applications via the PCT First

June 15th, 2021 / John M. White

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The topic was 100% relevant to my work and the knowledge I gained will enable me to tackle the many challenges of foreign prosecution.

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Looking forward to more courses.

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