PCT Damage Control: Procedures That Can Help When Things Go Wrong – February 2013 Meeting

CincyIP Presents:
PCT Damage Control:
Procedures That Can Help When Things Go Wrong


T. David Reed
US Consultant on the PCT, WIPO

February 12, 2013

12:00pm– 1:30pm

Location: The Cincinnatian Hotel

This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE in Ohio

The presentation will discuss the primary procedural safeguards available under the PCT that are
available to help an applicant overcome a variety of problems and mistakes that may be made during the filing of patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. The safeguard procedures include:
• Incorporation by reference of matter contained any claimed priority filing to allow matter
inadvertently left out of the international (PCT) application to be incorporated into the international application without loss of the original filing date, provided the matter is completely contained in the priority document.
• Restoration of priority which may allow recapture of a priority claim in an application
filed more than 12 months after the desired priority filing.
• Correction or addition of a priority claim after the filing of an application.
• Protections relating to payment of fees.
• Protections relating to filing in a non-competent office.
• Procedures related to making changes/corrections/additions to applicants, inventors,
agents and bibliographic data relating to them.
• Procedure for correcting obvious mistakes made in the international application.
Each of these procedures will be discussed in detail including when they are applicable, conditions for use and how to use them.

Speaker Information
During the last half of T. David Reed’s 40 year career at The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, he managed P&G’s international patent filing and prosecution function. During this time he transitioned P&G’s international patent filing practice from direct national filings to filing under the PCT. Under his leadership Procter & Gamble’s practice under the PCT quickly grew to the point where P&G was the largest single PCT applicant in the world.

Based on his practical experience in international patent filing and the PCT, he has been privileged to speak on P&G’s foreign patent practice and their use of the PCT for a variety of organizations around the world.

Following his retirement from P&G in 2006, David became a consultant on the PCT for WIPO in North America. In this capacity he conducts training seminars on the PCT and operates one of the two WIPO PCT help desks in the US, answering questions on the PCT from patent practitioners and administrators.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1.0 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics


How Do I Decide Where to File Patent Applications Internationally? – May 2011 CincyIP Meeting

How Do I Decide Where to File Patent Applications Internationally?
Tim Guffey
Senior Patent Advisor, The Procter & Gamble Company

May 10, 2011

11:45am – 1:30pm

The Cincinnatian Hotel
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 total CLE hour instruction.

One of the most important and difficult decisions an applicant has to make is whether to file any given patent application internationally, and if so, where to file. Furthermore, applicants must take into consideration the pros and cons of filing regimes, such as the PCT, and when to file in particular jurisdictions. This presentation will review questions to ask applicants in order to help determine if an application should be filed internationally, and will propose a model for how to determine where to file.

Tim Guffey is a Senior Patent Advisor at The Procter & Gamble Company. Tim joined P&G 30 years ago as a product development engineer, and has been involved in a variety of assignments in product development, including patent strategy development, global patent cost management, and has served as a technical witness in a number of US prosecutions and EPO oppositions for a major development project. Tim transferred to the Intellectual Property Division in 1994. He manages P&G’s Global Patent Services group, which is responsible for the filing of all P&G post-priority patents globally, and managing the costs associated with P&G’s total portfolio. Tim was admitted to practice before the USPTO as a patent agent in 1997 and holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics

Registration ends at noon on Wednesday, May 4.

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