PCT at the EPO: Working with the EPO as IPEA and SISA


Starts: 14.11.2019 at 14:00
Ends: 14.11.2019 at 15:00


Virtual classroom, online

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As an optional procedure, applicants can file a “demand” under Chapter II PCT and receive an international preliminary examination report from the EPO. This procedure gives applicants the opportunity to respond to any negative finding of the ISA during the international phase, as opposed to drafting and filing multiple responses with the national/regional offices where national phase entry is made. The webinar will also present the possibility to receive a supplementary international search report in addition to the search carried out by the competent ISA.

The speaker is an experienced PCT lawyer from the directorate in charge of European and international legal affairs.

Registration is free of charge and on a first-come-first-served basis. There is a waiting list. The session will be recorded and uploaded in the EPO’s e-learning centre later on.

Target groups

 Patent attorneys

IP lawyers

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Online training

Registration fee

Participation in this webinar is free of charge.

We kindly ask you to cancel your registration in case you won't be able to join the session. This will allow us to allocate your place to other registered participants who are currently on the waiting list. Thank you.


Technical requirements
For virtual classrooms (VC), the EPO uses Cisco WebEx, so initially some WebEx software will be installed on your computer. If this is not allowed due to different settings, you can also run a temporary application. For more information please see the "VC guidelines for participants" under "Downloads". In order to make full use of the VC session, we recommend to use headsets.

Venue details

The webinar is scheduled on 14 November 2019 at 14.00 h CET (GMT +01:00).


European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich
Tel. +49 89 2399 5454__

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Registration deadline

Deadline for registration is over.