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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*

Book by 23 Sep to save
£100 / €140 / $156

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.

Advanced PCT Formalities

19-20 Nov 2020

Book by 8 Oct to save
£200 / €280 / $312

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.

Book by 13 Aug to save
£200 / €280 / $312

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.

Book by 24 Sep to save
£200 / €280 / $312

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

We can customise this course to meet your requirements.

*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.

Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents

4-5 Nov 2020

Also on: 6 May 2021

Book by 23 Sep to save
£200 / €280 / $312

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

Book by 30 Sep to save
£100 / €140 / $156

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*

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

5 Nov 2020

Also on: 17 Jun 2021

Book by 24 Sep to save
£100 / €140 / $156

*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.

Book by 20 Aug to save
£200 / €280 / $312

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*

Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

26-27 Nov 2020

Also on: 24 Jun 2021

Book by 15 Oct to save
£200 / €280 / $312

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

Freedom-to-Operate Searching

8 Oct 2020

Also on: 25 Feb 2021

Book by 27 Aug to save
£100 / €140 / $156

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.

Book by 1 Apr to save
£200 / €280 / $312

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.

IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice

3 Dec 2020

Also on: 17 Jun 2021

Book by 22 Oct to save
£100 / €140 / $156

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

Book by 31 Mar to save
£100 / €140 / $156

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.

Book by 14 Aug to save
£100 / €140 / $156

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

Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching

6-7 Oct 2020

Also on: 23 Feb 2021

Book by 25 Aug to save
£200 / €280 / $312

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

Strategic IP Planning

22-24 Sep 2020

Also on: 16 Mar 2021

Book by 11 Aug to save
£300 / €420 / $468

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

The Art of European Claim Drafting

12-13 Nov 2020

Also on: 20 May 2021

Book by 1 Oct to save
£200 / €280 / $312

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

The Patent Administrator

24 Nov 2020

Also on: 9 Jun 2021

Book by 13 Oct to save
£100 / €140 / $156

*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

US Patent Practice

3-4 Dec 2020

Also on: 10 Jun 2021

Book by 22 Oct to save
£200 / €280 / $312