Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty for SMEs

Register for this webinar to learn about the Patent Cooperation Treaty (known in IP circles as “the PCT”), a system for seeking potential patent protection multinationally which is administrated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Mr. Quan-Ling SIM will explain the benefits and advantages of the PCT for SMEs with details on how it can be used to postpone costs and maximize limited budgets. Also learn about the initial opinion on patentability provided through the PCT and its value for SMEs in the decision making process.

Data: May, 14, 2014 | From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - CET

Relator: Mr. Quan-Ling Sim

Head, PCT Outreach and User Relations Section, PCT Legal Division, World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO, Switzerland

Mr. Quan-Ling SIM, a national of Canada, joined the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2003. He is currently Head of the PCT Outreach and User Relations Section within the PCT Legal Division where he has responsibility for the management and delivery of PCT training. Prior to joining WIPO, Quan worked at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Industry Canada, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Quan has a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), cum laude, in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Province of Ontario.