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Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Regulation Board
All registered patent and trade mark attorneys in active practice are required to achieve the minimum of 16 hours CPD in order to remain registered and to self-certify that they have met this requirement when renewing their registration. Visit www.ipreg.org.uk to find out more.

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All practising lawyers are required to have enough suitable CPD hours for their area of law.
Visit www.sra.org.uk to find out more.

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Accreditation is sought for all Trade Mark seminars and conferences. For all IP accreditation queries please contact us

23 courses in this category:

14 Nov 2017
EUR 979.00
GBP 699.00
USD 1090.00

Also held on:
13 Jun 2018

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. Learn advanced drafting techniques for successful EPO patent applications.

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29-30 Nov 2017
EUR 1399.00
GBP 999.00
USD 1558.00

Also held on:
14 Jun 2018

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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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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9-10 Nov 2017
EUR 1399.00
GBP 999.00
USD 1558.00

Annual Update 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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25-27 Apr 2018
EUR 2589.00
GBP 1849.00
USD 2589.00

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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15 Nov 2017
EUR 979.00
GBP 699.00
USD 1090.00

Also held on:
14 Jun 2018

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

Clarity in drafting patent applications has always been a serious issue. 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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8 Feb 2018
EUR 979.00
GBP 699.00
USD 1090.00

Also held on:
11 Oct 2018

Freedom to Operate Searching

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, and understanding and reporting the results from an FTO perspective.

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16-17 May 2018
EUR 1959.00
GBP 1399.00
USD 2182.00

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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7 Mar 2018
EUR 979.00
GBP 699.00
USD 1090.00

Also held on:
20 Sep 2018

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

An intensive update on patent protection for software-related inventions covering all the major developments in European patent law in particular GUI inventions and ‘mixed’ inventions with both patentable and non-patentable subject matter

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6-7 Feb 2018
EUR 1959.00
GBP 1399.00
USD 2182.00

Also held on:
9 Oct 2018

Patentability and State of the Art Searching

A new comprehensive and practical two day seminar covering Patentability and State-of-the-art Searching

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20-22 Mar 2018
EUR 2519.00
GBP 1799.00
USD 2806.00

Also held on:
25 Sep 2018

Strategic IP Planning

A step by step practical guide to Strategic IP Planning.

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15-16 Nov 2017
EUR 1819.00
GBP 1299.00
USD 2026.00

Also held on:
8 May 2018

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 2017
EUR 1399.00
GBP 999.00
USD 1558.00

Also held on:
7 Jun 2018

The Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

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

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15 May 2018
EUR 979.00
GBP 699.00
USD 1090.00

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.

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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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6-7 Dec 2017
EUR 1819.00
GBP 1299.00
USD 2026.00

Also held on:
13 Jun 2018

US Patent Practice

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

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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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Freedom to Operate Searching

A one-day In-house training programme covering the background and motivations to searching freedom to operate, understanding the background, defining the terms and objectives. Also covered are the fundamentals of FTO search scope and the methods for searching for claimed features and how to understand and report the results from an FTO perspective.

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How to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail

Train your team to understand the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day work with this one-day In-house programme.

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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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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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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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