PARALEGAL PRIMER 

7 Segment Topics

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

Classes begin Monday, Monday, April 19th

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 according to Time Zone (Israel, Central Europe, UK and East Coast USA and Canada)

Monday February 15:  16.00 – 17.00 (IDT) / 15:00-16:00 (CET)/ 14:00-15:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:00 (EST)

Monday April 19:        16.00 – 17.00 (IDT) / 15:00-16:00 (CET)/ 14:00-15:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:00 (EST)

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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 and Filing documents | (2 hours)                              

Dates and Times according to Time Zone (Israel, Central Europe, UK and East Coast USA and Canada)

Part 1 Tuesday February 16:  16.00 – 17.30 (IDT) / 15:00-16:30 (CET)/ 14:00-15:30 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:30 (EST)

          Tuesday April 20:        16.00 – 17.30 (IDT) / 15:00-16:30 (CET)/ 14:00-15:30 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:30 (EST)  

 

Part 2 Thursday  February 18: 16.00 – 18.00 (IDT) / 15:00-17:00 (CET)/ 14:00-16:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-11:00 (EST)  

          Wednesday April 21:     16.00 – 18.00 (IDT) / 15:00-17:00 (CET)/ 14:00-16:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-11:00 (EST)

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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 |Notification of Missing Parts| Security inventions |Green inventions | (1.5 hours)

 

Part 2 PPH, GPPH | Publication | Section 18 | Examination (office actions, expeditions, extensions) |Grant, allowance, renewals | Filling documents  (2 hours)                                

Dates and Times according to Time Zone (Israel, Central Europe, UK and East Coast USA and Canada)

Part 1 Monday February 22: 16.00 – 17.30 (IDT) / 15:00-16:30 (CET)/ 14:00-15:30 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:30 (EST)

          Monday April 26:        16.00 – 17.30 (IDT) / 15:00-16:30 (CET)/ 14:00-15:30 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:30 (EST)

 

Part 2 Tuesday February 23:  16.00 – 18.00 (IDT) / 15:00-17:00 (CET)/ 14:00-16:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-11:00 (EST)  

          Tuesday April 27:        16.00 – 18.00 (IDT) / 15:00-17:00 (CET)/ 14:00-16:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-11:00 (EST)  

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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 | Filling documents (2 hours)  

Dates and Times according to Time Zone (Israel, Central Europe, UK and East Coast USA and Canada)

Part 1 Wednesday February 24: 16.00 – 17.30(IDT) / 15:00-16:30 (CET)/ 14:00-15:30 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:30 (EST)

          Wednesday April 28: 16.00 – 17.30 (IDT) / 15:00-16:30 (CET)/ 14:00-15:30 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:30 (EST)

 

Part 2 Thursday February 25: 16.00 – 18.00 (IDT) / 15:00-17:00 (CET)/ 14:00-16:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-11:00 (EST)  

          Thursday April 29:       16.00 – 18.00 (IDT) / 15:00-17:00 (CET)/ 14:00-16:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-11:00 (EST)  

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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 according to Time Zone (Israel, Central Europe, UK and East Coast USA and Canada)

Monday March 1: 16.00 – 18.00 (IDT) / 15:00-17:00 (CET)/ 14:00-16:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-11:00 (EST)  

 

Monday May 3:    16.00 – 18.00 (IDT) / 15:00-17:00 (CET)/ 14:00-16:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-11:00 (EST)

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SEGMENT 6 Trademarks:

Trade marks (1.0 hour)

Dates and Times according to Time Zone (Israel, Central Europe, UK and East Coast USA and Canada)

Tuesday March 2: 16.00 – 17.00 (IDT) / 15:00-16:00 (CET)/ 14:00-15:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:00 (EST)

 

Tuesday May 4:    16.00 – 17.00 (IDT) / 15:00-16:00 (CET)/ 14:00-15:00 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:00 (EST)

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SEGMENT 7:

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

Dates and Times according to Time Zone (Israel, Central Europe, UK and East Coast USA and Canada)

Wednesday March 3: 16.00 – 17.30 (IDT) / 15:00-16:30 (CET)/ 14:00-15:30 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:30 (EST)

 

Wednesday May 5:    16.00 – 17.30 (IDT) / 15:00-16:30 (CET)/ 14:00-15:30 (GMT)/ 09:00-10:30 (EST)  

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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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