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Intellectual Property

Management Forum holds UK Solicitors Regulation Authority self-accreditation for all relevant Intellectual Property seminars and conferences. On average a one day IP seminar offers 6 hours CPD under the UK SRA scheme. Please see individual brochure for further details.

ITMA accreditation is sought for all Trade Mark seminars and conferences. Please see individual brochures for further details. For all IP accreditation queries please contact us

24 courses in this category:

23 Nov 2016
EUR 909.00
GBP 649.00
USD 1012.00

Also held on:
14 Jun 2017

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

Many patent applications and patents are lost before the EPO, either before Opposition Divisions or before Appeal due to incorrect original drafting, and added subject matter is a recurrent problem. Amendments made during the grant procedure to incorporate new prior art, amount to added subject-matter, often fatal in opposition procedure before the EPO, and in nullity proceedings before national courts. Sufficienty of disclosure can also be a problem, as if initial disclosure is insufficient, amending it can amount to adding subject-matter.

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1-2 Dec 2016
EUR 1399.00
GBP 999.00
USD 1558.00

Also held on:
15 Jun 2017

Advanced PCT Formalities

This two day programme will give you a detailed understanding of the PCT mechanism beyond the basics with practical tips and advice on how to
make most efficient use of ePCT

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27-28 Oct 2016
EUR 1399.00
GBP 999.00
USD 1558.00

Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators

On the agenda this year: – European Patent Formalities Update – The Unified Patent and the Unified Patent Court – US Patent Formalities – PCT Update.

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Annual Conference for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators

Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators, speakers from WIPO discussing the Madrid and Hague systems, from OHIM discussing the guidelines, also presentation about differences between US and EU practice and what to do about them.

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26-28 Apr 2017
EUR 2519.00
GBP 1799.00
USD 2806.00

Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist

Biotechnology for the Non Biotechnologist, ideal for non-Scientists and Scientists needing to understand the basic theory, principles, techniques, and potential of biotechnology

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24 Mar 2017
EUR 909.00
GBP 649.00
USD 1012.00

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29 Sep 2017

Change Management in IP

By attending this practical one day course, attendees will learn basic foundations on change management and how to apply them to your IP context, discover classic models of the change process applicable to the IP function – Review state-of-the-art tactics to support the change process, including tactics directly actionable by IP professionals, take away a practical toolkit with a structured, step-by-step methodology to implement change in your IP organization, design your own change plan by applying concepts and tools learned during the seminar, through a series of guided exercises and carry out self-diagnosis of your organization’s IP readiness, and benchmark it with average and best practices

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24 Nov 2016
EUR 909.00
GBP 649.00
USD 1012.00

Also held on:
15 Jun 2017

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

Clarity in drafting patent applications has always been a serious issue: Complete clarity is required to distinguish the subject-matter of a claim from prior art, and an unclear claim can be interpreted to the disadvantage of the applicant or proprietor.

The ‘problem/solution’ approach is not officially part of the EPC, but is a criterion which has been developed by case law. It is now is hard to find a decision of the Boards of Appeal which do not rely on the problem/solution approach in order to decide upon inventive step. It looks easy, but when applied, it should be applied correctly.

The purpose of the seminar is to teach delegates the essentials of clarity, and the most effective use of the problem/solution-approach, giving delegates an edge over other parties.

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15 Feb 2017
EUR 909.00
GBP 649.00
USD 1012.00

EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law

Ideal for trainee patent attorneys or qualified patent attorneys wishing to refresh their knowledge of the Opposition and Appeal procedures at the European Patent Office. The two highly experienced seminar leaders draw from their experiences as well as case law.

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16 Feb 2017
EUR 909.00
GBP 649.00
USD 1012.00

European Patents - the Case Law

This seminar will cover the main aspects of substantive patent law as evolved by the decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeal. The day offers a summary of both background and recent developments in the practice and procedure of EPO oppositions and appeals.

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Freedom to Operate

Be prepared for the FTO questions that will be raised by your client/company when they want to use the new technology or expand existing technology. understand the FTO questions you should ask to make the most of your time and budget. Best practices for setting up and conducting analysis. Insight into infringement and validity analysis in Europe and US

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5 Oct 2016
EUR 909.00
GBP 649.00
USD 1012.00

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9 Feb 2017

Freedom to Operate Searching

A comprehensive one day seminar covering topics such: background and motiviations to searching freedom to operate; understanding the background, defining terms and objectives; fundamentals of FTO search scope; methods for searching for claimed features; using basic legal status tools to assist valuation; understanding and reporting the results from an FTO perpsective.

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17-18 May 2017
EUR 1819.00
GBP 1299.00
USD 2026.00

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications. This seminar addresses the parallel, but substantially different, rules for drafting and prosecuting patents required by the Examiners and Appeal Boards of the EPO and USPTO.

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How to Successfully Conduct Oral Proceedings at the EPO

Oral proceedings are appointed in the majority of appeal cases, and in many opposition and examination cases, and so a European patent attorney will almost certainly at some point have to attend oral proceedings, either to defend a client’s invention or to attack a patent held by a competitor. To defend your client’s interests correctly and competently it is vital to know what to expect at this European level and to be property prepared for it.

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IP Due Diligence

How to prepare for your due diligence project, identify when a due diligence project is desirable, learn to evaulate the patent and trade mark portfolios to ensure as much transparency as possible. Understand your obligations.

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8 Mar 2017
EUR 909.00
GBP 649.00
USD 1012.00

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19 Sep 2017

Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA

Topics to be covered in this seminar – Developments in Europe for computer-related inventions – Latest US strategies post-Bilski, post-Alice and under the USPTO’s most recent guidelines – Global drafting and prosecution tactics for these technologies – Workshop questions, answers and discussion of examples

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7-8 Feb 2017
EUR 1819.00
GBP 1299.00
USD 2026.00

Patentability and State of the Art Searching

A new comprehensive and practical two day seminar covering topics such as: Background and motivations to patentability searching: differences between state of the art, patentability and landscaping; Choosing a data collection: Understanding the background to a search; Fundamentals of search scope; Tools and methods for searching and analysis; Communication aspects.

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SPCS for Beginners

- Gain a comprehensive overview of Supplementary Protection Certificates SPCs) in Europe – Discuss the key differences between SPCs in Europe and patent term extensions in major territories – Take away practical advice that will not only help you to manage your porfolio but will also help you to avoid pitfalls

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21-23 Mar 2017
EUR 2379.00
GBP 1699.00
USD 2650.00

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26 Sep 2017

Strategic IP Planning

Strategic IP Planning, topics covered at this seminar include step by step practical guide to Strategic IP Planning, utilising a structured and rationalised IP strategy toolboox, competitive IP Analysis and market positioning. IP SWOT, align IP with R&D and business goals, performance benchmarking, measures and KPIs. IP planning as part of your daily role, presenting your plan persuasively.

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21-22 Nov 2016
EUR 1819.00
GBP 1299.00
USD 2026.00

Also held on:
10 May 2017

The Art of European Claim Drafting

This seminar combines one day of claim drafting fundamentals with a further day of focused workshops.

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7-8 Nov 2016
EUR 1399.00
GBP 999.00
USD 1558.00

Also held on:
9 May 2017

The Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

A two- dayseminar for Administrative Staff in the Patent Profession on how to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO

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16 May 2017
EUR 909.00
GBP 649.00
USD 1012.00

The Impact of Patent Construction - How to Prove Infringement and Validity

This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of patent claim interpretation in the USA, UK and Germany, a comparison and explanation of the varying approaches for determining when a patent claim that does not literally describe an accused system is nonetheless infringed. As well as exemplary fact scenarios with comparisons of the USA, UK and Germany approaches to claim construction and validity determination.

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The Patent Box

This one-day programme will look at the impact of the EU and OECD questions about the integrity of Patent Box regimes and how this has impacted the UK rules

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The Patent Summer School

Patents are the most valuable assets of any innovative organisatoin. It is vital to the success and wellbeing of a company that its staff understand the principles, procedures and practices involved in obtaining, challenging, defending and exploiting patents.

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5-6 Dec 2016
EUR 1819.00
GBP 1299.00
USD 2026.00

Also held on:
14 Jun 2017

US Patent Practice

US Patent Practice, What European patent attorneys need to know. A 2-day highly interactive seminar

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