International Patent Practice for Paralegals
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Thursday, November 17, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
Alexander R. Schlee and Pascal Schlee
Overview of International Patent Practice
Identifying the parties involved in international patent prosecution and their roles
• (e.g. inventor, applicant, assignee, U.S. correspondence attorney, foreign associates)
The role of the foreign filing paralegal
Methodical approach to international filing of IP rights
• Priority rights
Searching for international patent information
How to find information on technology, competitors and existing patents
The European Patent Convention
European Patent Convention fundamentals
• Preparing applications for filing in Europe
• Validating countries of interest
• Lodging patents in member countries
• Maintaining European patents and applications
• Obtaining patent protection in Hong Kong via EPC
• Filing directly vs. filing via Patent Cooperation Treaty
• Case study: examining a patent file
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Practice
PCT Chapter I practice
• Understanding the purposes and limitations of the PCT
• PCT fundamentals
• Chapter I: basic process
• Preparing the international application
• Preparing the PCT request
• Submitting the request and application
PCT Chapter II practice
• Overview of Chapter II
Preparing and submitting the PCT demand
National phase entry based on PCT
• When is national phase required?
• The order letter for national phase entry
Answering questions/Discussing some FAQs/Review
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Paralegals/Legal Assistants :
6.0 CLE Hours
6.0 Substantive CLE Hours
6.0 CLE Hours
Texas Certified Paralegal:
6.0 CLE Hours
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public. Paralegal certification is not required in order to participate.
The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) has approved this course for a total of 6.0 substantive CLE hours.
The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) has approved this course for a total of 6.0 CLE hours.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has approved this course for a total of 6.0 continuing legal education hours for paralegals.
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Alexander R. Schlee
Alexander R. Schlee Schlee IP International, P.C.
Mr. Schlee is a registered German, European and US patent attorney and holds the German equivalent to a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt. He founded Schlee IP International P.C. in 2007, succeeding a Los Angeles branch office he founded in 2000 as a former equity partner of a German based law firm. Among other volunteer activities, he has served on the State Bar of California International Law Section Executive Committee and is a former president (2011) of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA). Many of Mr. Schlee’s clients are one’s having strong international Intellectual Property interests, especially clients conducting business between the United States and Germany. In addition to his extensive experience prosecuting before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and European Patent Office (EPO), Mr. Schlee has earned a strong reputation for his management of international patent portfolios.
Pascal Schlee Schlee IP International, P.C.
Mr. Schlee is a registered U.S. Patent Agent, focusing on patent drafting and patent prosecution in a wide variety of technical disciplines including mechanical machinery, chemical compositions, software applications, and electrical systems. In addition to his work on domestic patent applications, he also has considerable experience in patent prosecution before the European Patent Office (EPO). His work in managing international patent portfolios has equipped him with proficiency in navigating numerous international patent databases, including WIPO Patentscope, Espacenet, EPOline, as well as several national and regional databases spanning the globe. Prior to his career in patent law, Mr. Schlee obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where he conducted research on stormwater treatment through constructed wetlands, the findings of which he presented before the Indiana Academy of Science. In addition to working full-time at Schlee IP, Mr. Schlee currently attends the evening program at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles where he is working towards his Juris Doctor degree. He is also an active member of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA), where he currently serves on the TechTainment committee.