Bringing a PCT application into the national/regional phase involves taking a large number of decisions simultaneously. These decisions can be based on a variety of factors, such as the relevance of documents cited in the international search report, the budget, the type of case (whether it covers an important product, whether it's a platform case or a case covering a manufacturing process) and the markets of interest to the applicant. In this webinar we will explore these factors and some of the national/regional phasing strategies that can be used to optimise international examination from both the cost perspective and for maximising scope of protection.

Topics covered will include:

  • Where to enter the national/regional phase
  • When to enter the national/regional phase (for example we will explore strategies involving staggering national/regional phase entry)
  • What claims to include
  • Prosecution strategies, such as acceleration

Who should attend:

This is a technical webinar aimed at any companies who prosecute PCT applications and are faced with national/regional phase entry decisions. In particular, this webinar may be interesting to:

  • Technology Transfer organisations
  • SMEs


16:00 - 17:00 (GMT+1) then on-demand


Lucy Barnes and Andrew Clark


To book please visit the registration page.