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Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

In-house & bespoke training

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.

*INCLUDES: Interactive workshop sessions and details of the latest case law and its implications*

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Typically presented by Daniel X Thomas (bio)

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Advanced PCT Formalities

In-house & bespoke training

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 the most efficient use of ePCT.

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Typically presented by David Barmes (bio) , Matthias Reischle (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators

In-house & bespoke training

This prestigious annual ‘must-attend’ event has been designed specifically for senior patent administrators. It provides an ideal opportunity to learn about any developments that affect you and your role and make sure you are up to date on best practice and are working as efficiently as possible.

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators

In-house & bespoke training

This annual update, specifically designed for senior trade mark and design administrators, includes the latest updates from WIPO with discussion on the Madrid and Hague systems and a review of the differences between US, EU and UK practice and what to do about them.

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Typically presented by JoAnna Emery (bio)
and 3 more leading experts

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents

In-house & bespoke training

*New for 2020!*
Drafting successful pharmaceutical patents is complex and there are many pitfalls and risks to be aware of. You need to ensure you’re maximising the protection for your, and your client’s, pharmaceutical inventions thorough both primary and secondary pharmaceutical patents.

Typically presented by Amanda Murphy (bio) , Anthony Tridico (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

In-house & bespoke training

Focus on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements.

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Tom Darvill (bio) , James Pearson (bio) , Sally Shorthose (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

In-house & bespoke training

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.

*INCLUDES: Interactive workshop sessions and details of the latest case law and its implications*

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Daniel X Thomas (bio)

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop

In-house & bespoke training

*New for 2020!*
Drawing on case law and the experience of the faculty, this seminar considers the present workings of the opposition and appeal procedures at the European Patent Office. It provides an in-depth summary of both background and recent developments at the EPO and explains how these will impact on your day-to-day practice. It will give you the knowledge and skills to navigate this highly technical area.

Typically presented by Theodora Karamanli (bio) , Leythem Wall (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

In-house & bespoke training

A two-day seminar for administrative staff in the patent profession on how to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO.

*INCLUDES: Practical and interactive exercises*

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Cees Mulder (bio) , Petra Schmitz (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Freedom-to-Operate Searching

In-house & bespoke training

Get to grips with the fundamentals of FTO searching, understand the scope of a search and analyse the types of rights you will encounter.

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Typically presented by Stephen Adams (bio)

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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

In-house & bespoke training

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.

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Bradley Hulbert (bio) , David Meldrum (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice

In-house & bespoke training

This intensive one-day course will give you many insights into the best practice of organising and conducting an efficient and thorough IP due diligence project.

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Sean Jauss (bio)
and 3 more leading experts

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims

In-house & bespoke training

This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of patent claim interpretation in the USA, UK and Germany.

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Typically presented by Ulrich Blumenroeder (bio) , William Cook (bio) , Bradley Hulbert (bio)

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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

In-house & bespoke training

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.

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Alan Boyd (bio) , Tim May (bio) , Andy Spurr (bio)

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching

In-house & bespoke training

A comprehensive and practical two-day seminar covering the key aspects of patentability and state-of-the-art searching.

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Stephen Adams (bio) , Jane List (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Strategic IP Planning

In-house & bespoke training

A step-by-step practical guide to strategic IP planning

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Arnaud Gasnier (bio)

Typical duration: 3 days
Pricing from £1,200 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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The Art of European Claim Drafting

In-house & bespoke training

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

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Typically presented by Joeri Beetz (bio) , Leythem Wall (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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The Patent Administrator

In-house & bespoke training

This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the role of the patent administrator

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by JoAnna Emery (bio)

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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US Patent Practice

In-house & bespoke training

*What all European patent attorneys need to know*

An intensive and highly interactive two-day seminar including discussions on US patent law and strategies and tactics for patent prosecution at the US Patent Office

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Nicole Reifman (bio) , James Suggs (bio)

Typical duration: 3 days
Pricing from £1,200 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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