May 19th and 26th, 2019

Moshe Dayan Street 1

Haifa,  2nd  Floor

9:00am - 15:00pm



May 19th and 26th, 2019

Moshe Dayan Street 1

Haifa, 2nd Floor

9:00 – 15:00​

This course, presented by a senior intellectual property paralegal with nearly 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 procedure.

Attendees will gain an invaluable overview of 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 guide book which will prove to be a useful and reliable resource.

The material is designed to help you understand the procedures, not just follow them, and is focused on U.S., international (PCT), European patent administration and Israel.

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

Participants can attend any or all of the days of the course.



Donna J. Liss, MA

Ms. Liss is an experienced Intellectual Property Administrative Manager in the field for nearly two decades. She has been responsible for all aspects of managing and processing administrative aspects of an IP Portfolio; preparing and monitoring documentation, on line correspondence, monitoring expenses, verifying and monitoring deadlines both in Fortune 500 companies and private law firms.   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 she has developed the ability to instruct her students and in part difficult and complicated material in a simple and direct manner.  IPR is delighted to welcome back Ms. Liss as the instructor of The Patent Paralegal A – Z Guide 2018.

The Program:

  • Overview of IP rights  

  • Understanding the US, EP and PCT patent process

  • Review of IDS rules and procedures  

  • Online Resources

  • US After-final procedure

  • The US appeal process

  • EP pre search communications, life of a file and oppositions

  • EP prosecution

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

  • Abandonment and revival of US patent applications

  • IL procedures

Who Should Attend?

  • Novice Patent Paralegals (up to 1 year experience)

  • Experienced Patent Paralegals (over 1 year experience)

  • In House Patent Administrators

  • Formalities Assistants

  • Other Patent Support Staff

  • Persons who wish to become IP paralegals

  • Persons presently dealing with the company patent portfolio

Cost per participant:
Day One: NIS 2950 + VAT
Day Two: NIS 2950 + VAT
Day One and Day Two: NIS 5650+ VAT

DAY 1:

  • Overview of IP Rights

Trade Secret

Utility Model

Trade Mark

Copy Rights

Design Patent


  • Patents

Conditions of patentability

USPTO – process overview

Types of applications

Filing documents


Filing, exam, publication

  • EP Filing Procedure - an Overview



DAY 2:

Final and beyond

Continued examination

Allowance, issue fee, grant



  • Israel

Procedure overview



Specification, claims, drawings

Security inventions

Green inventions



Section 18

Exam expedition


Grant, allowance, renewals

  • PCT


Process timeline


Receiving office


International Search Report


Article 19 amendments




National Phase

Docketing / timeline

PCT on line




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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Registration Deadline December 19. Space is limited.

Course participation is for one day or two days.