Philadelphia associate Larry Zelson gave a presentation on international patent practice under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) at the annual Education Conference of the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals. The conference was held on November 7 at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia. The primary focus of the presentation was a step-by-step guide through the 30-month timeline of a PCT application, highlighting the procedural options available to applicants at each step. The presentation also included an introduction to the historical origins and benefits of the PCT, as well as statistics pointing out trends in PCT filings and the proportion of PCT applications that originate and enter the national phase in various countries.