PARALEGAL PRIMER 

7 Segment Topics

One segment per week Register for the whole course or by topic.

Master Class: Paralegal Primer - Patent Formalities US, EP, IL, PCT, IDS

Classes begin Thursday, September 3rd or Thursday, October 29th

The Program:

  • Overview of IP rights (for novice paralegals)

  • Understanding and in depth review of the US, EP, IL and PCT patent procedures

  • Advanced and in depth review of IDS procedures and rules

  • Electronic filing (including demonstrations)

  • After-final procedure

  • Overview of patent correction alternatives (certificate of correction, reissue, reexamination)

  • Abandonment and revival of US patent applications

This course, presented by a senior intellectual property paralegal with over two decades of experience in IP procedures, regulations and training, is directed to both the novice paralegal and the experienced paralegal.  The sessions are designed to provide a guide for the patent paralegal, in particular with regards to the more complex issues of patent procedures.

Attendees will gain an invaluable introduction to the patent process as well as an in depth understanding of the intricate workings of patent formalities.

The course is delivered in a clear and comprehensive fashion, and will be accompanied with an up-to-date and easy to follow online presentation which will prove to be a useful and reliable resource.

The course is presented in 7 online segment topics- one segment per week - allowing each attendee to participate in relevant subjects. Each segment topic will be offered twice in Fall 2020.

The material is designed to help you understand the procedures, not just follow them, and is focused on US, EP, IL and international (PCT) IP administration.

Encompassing just about everything you need to know - from filing to allowance, and beyond.

SEGMENT 1 Overview:

Overview of Paralegal work and IP – definition and types (1 hour)

Dates and Times (IDT)

Thursday September 3 10.30-11.30/Thursday October 29: 15.00 - 16.00

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SEGMENT 2 US:

US - Procedure Overview and detailed explanation of process and terms.        

  • Part 1 Conditions of patentability | USPTO – process overview |Types of applications |Filing, publication, exam |Final and Beyond |Allowance, issue, grant |Continued Examination |Appeal (1.5 hours)

  • Part 2 IDS  (1.5 hours)                              

  • Part 3 Filing documents | Filling out filling forms – step by step (1 hour)

Dates and Times (IDT)

Part 1 Sunday September 6: 10.30 – 12.00/November 1: 15.00 - 16.30

Part 2 Tuesday September 8: 10.30 – 12.00/November 3: 15.00 - 16.30

Part 3 Thursday September 10: 10.30 – 11.30/November 5: 15.00 - 16.30

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SEGMENT 3 IL:

IL - Procedure Overview and detailed explanation of entire process and terms.                                          

  • Part 1 Procedure overview | Filing |Specification, claims, drawings |Security inventions |Green inventions | Section 18 |Exam expedition (1.5 hours)

  • Part 2 PPH, GPPH | Publication | Examination |Grant, allowance, renewals  (1.5 hours)                          

  • Part 3 Forms | Filling out filling forms – step by step (1 hour)

Dates and Times (IDT)

Part 1 Sunday, September 13: 10.30 – 12.00/November 8: 15.00 - 16.30

Part 2 Tuesday, September 15: 10.30 – 12.00/November 10:  15.00 - 16.30

Part 3 Thursday, September 17: 10.30 – 12.00/November 12:  15.00 - 16.30

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SEGMENT 4: PCT

PCT- Procedure Overview and detailed explanation of process and terms.                                         

  • Part 1 WIPO  | Procedure timeline  | Filing  | Receiving office  |Fees  |International Search Report  | (1.5 hours) 

  • Part 2 ISA & WO |Article 19 amendments |IPRP  |Publication |Examination |National Phase |Docketing / timeline (1.5 hours)  

  • Part 3 PCT on line | Filling out filling forms – step by step (1 hour)

Dates and Times (IDT)

Part 1 Sunday October 18: 10.30 – 12.00/November 15: 15.00 - 16.30

Part 2 Tuesday October 20: 10.30 – 12.00/November 17: 15.00 - 16.30

Part 3 Thursday October 22: 10.30 – 12.00/November 19: 15.00 - 16.30

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SEGMENT 5 EP:

EP- Procedure Overview and detailed explanation of process and terms.  

Procedure timeline |Fees |Voluntary amendment |European Search Report |Publication |Office action |Appeal |Grant, validation |Renewal fees (2 hours)  

Dates and Times (IDT)

Tuesday September 22: 10.30 – 12.30/November 22: 15.00 - 16.30

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SEGMENT 6 Trademarks:

Trade marks (1.0 hour)

Dates and Times (IDT)

Thursday September 24:10.30 – 11.30/November 24: 15.00 - 16.30

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SEGMENT 7:

Trade secrets, Utility model, Copy rights, Design, Plant patent (1.5 hours)   

Dates and Times (IDT)

Thursday October 1: 10.30 – 12.00/November 26: 15.00 - 16.30

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COSTS:

Early Registration is up to one month before the scheduled dates.

Cost for complete course €1285/NIS 5100 + VAT, Early Registration €1185/NIS 4700 + VAT

 

This course is divided into 7 segments and you may register per segment. 

Cost for 1 segment: €248/NIS 990 + VAT, Early Registration €224/NIS 890 + VAT.

Cost for 2 segments: €427/1700 + VAT, Early Registration €385/NIS 1555 + VAT

Cost for 3 segments: €669/2670 + VAT, Early Registration €595/NIS 2398 + VAT

Each additional segment after 3 segments €223/NIS 890 + VAT per segment

Presenter:​

Donna J. Liss, MA

Ms. Liss is an experienced Intellectual Property Administrative Manager, in the field for over two decades. She has been responsible for all aspects of managing and processing administrative aspects of an IP Portfolio in Fortune 500 companies, small and medium size entities and private law firms; preparing and monitoring all IP documentation, on line correspondence, monitoring expenses, verifying and monitoring deadlines. 

Ms. Liss brings to the course not only her years of experience in IP but her in depth knowledge and experience as a teacher.    In more than two decades of teaching, she has developed the ability to instruct her students and impart difficult and complicated material in a simple and direct manner.

Documentation

Participants will receive digital copies of the course materials online, which includes comprehensive documentation provided by the presenter, designed as a valuable source for future reference. A certificate of attendance will be given to each participant who successfully completes the course.

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