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The Patent Administrator Training Course

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

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The content, presenters and format of this course are customised to your requirements.

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Course overview

This intensive one-day course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the role of the patent administrator. It is a highly complex area due to many different procedures across different patent offices. The programme will demystify these procedures and filing requirements in key jurisdictions, and will improve your knowledge and skills so you can work more efficiently and excel in your role.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to patents
  • Understanding filing procedures and systems
  • Electronic filing (including hands-on exercises and demonstrations)
  • Handling post-filing communications from national and international offices
  • Renewing your patents
  • Recording assignments and name changes
  • Overview of licences and royalties
  • Obtaining and using patent information

Why you should attend

By attending this event, you will:

  • Gain an invaluable introduction to working with patents
  • Achieve a greater understanding of patent administration and where your role sits within the team
  • Improve your understanding of the filing requirements in key jurisdictions – what to do and when
  • Learn about electronic filing at the EPO via practical exercises and demonstrations
  • Understand how to calculate renewal payments – how to pay and when

A series of exercises throughout the day will give participants the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a practical context under the guidance of our expert trainer.

Delegates will receive course materials containing comprehensive documentation, which will be a valuable source of reference for the future.

Who should attend?

This seminar is designed especially for those new to the role, or with little experience of patent administration, and those looking for more training to extend their knowledge, including:

  • Patent administrators and assistants
  • Formalities administrators
  • Patent and IP coordinators
  • Other IP support staff

The event offers a valuable networking opportunity with others in similar roles from different organisations and countries.

Programme

Introduction to patents

  • Registered and unregistered rights
  • What is a patent?
  • Why apply for a patent?
  • How long will it last?

Organisation of the IP department

  • Composition of the team
  • Your role within the team
  • Differences between private practice and industry

Filing procedures and systems

  • International conventions
  • National patent systems
  • International patent systems
  • Stages of a patent application
  • Requirements for filing applications
    • Nationally
    • At the EPO
    • At WIPO
  • Electronic filing – epoline
  • Electronic filing demonstration – EPO CMS
  • Record keeping/working with your in-house system
  • Practical exercise

Post-filing communications

  • Due dates and deadlines

    • GB applications
    • European applications
    • Divisional applications
    • PCT applications
    • Euro-PCT applications

  • Calculation of dates
  • Practical exercise

Renewals

  • How are renewal fees calculated?
  • When can you pay renewals?
  • How can you pay renewals?
  • Practical exercise

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)

  • What are SPCs?
  • When are SPCs applicable?
  • Brief overview of how SPCs work

Assignments and name changes

  • Why is an assignment required?
  • Recording an assignment
  • Recording a name change

Licences and royalties

  • What is a licence?
  • Why license your patents?

Patent information

  • Useful literature
  • Useful websites
  • Products and services of the EPO, UKIPO, WIPO

Presenter

JoAnna Emery (More...)

JoAnna Emery, Head of Pure Ideas and Group Formalities at Pure Ideas Ltd, is an experienced intellectual property specialist with over two decades of transatlantic expertise in various roles within the IP industry. She has worked in various industries from US defence, water, financial and the FMCG sector. During her career she has gained knowledge in all areas of intellectual property law as well as gaining experience in corporate transactions and social media. Inspiring, training and managing teams, she is a seasoned speaker at international conferences. JoAnna is a certified legal assistant specialist in intellectual property in the US and a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals in the UK.

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Training options

Public course dates

We can deliver and customise this course for any number of attendees, at your location or online. But if you have fewer colleagues, this course is running publically on:

  • 24 Nov 2020
  • 9 Jun 2021
  • 10 Jun 2021
  • 24 Nov 2021
  • 25 Nov 2021

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A very knowledgeable speaker. It was very interesting to listen to JoAnna and I particularly liked the practical examples.

Anastassia Tokar, Trademark Paralegal, Etex Services, Nov 19

I wanted to get a good insight into the patent field in my role as a patent administrator and I really think that I achieved that. The speaker was excellent!

Emilie Tønnesen, Patent Administrator, COPA Copenhagen Patents, Nov 19

Jo made the training interesting – she didn't speak at the delegates but welcomed questions as we went along which broke the content up and made it more interesting.

Denise Hunt, Secretarial Manager, Hoffmann Eitle, Nov 19

JoAnna was a very clear and knowledgeable speaker.

Jane Parkinson, Global Patent Co ordinator , Unilever PLC (UK Office), Nov 19

I thought JoAnna was very knowledgeable and approachable and was able to answer a lot of questions. I thought overall it was a great and meaningful learning experience.

Nicole Kemp, Secretary, Hoffmann Eitle, Nov 19

JoAnna was very clear and very knowledgeable.

Jane Parkinson, Global Patent Co ordinator , Unilever PLC (UK Office), Nov 19

JoAnna was very engaging and we felt at ease when asking questions.

Chinyere Lindsey, Contracts & Patents Associate, Cancer Research UK, Nov 19

Excellent and informative course.

Leigh Golding, Business Operations Manager, Cancer Research UK, Nov 19

Being very new to IP law, I was hoping for a general overview of IP and JoAnna exceeded my expectations.

Line Sletten, IP coordinator, Guardian IP Consulting A/S, Nov 19

I felt that the course embedded the learning gained from the CIPA course of last year and the presenter was great. Knowledgeable in her field and pitched it just right as the course had a mixture of delegates at different levels. I think everyone agreed that it was a well-run and a well-delivered course.

Jayne Sloane, Patent Administrator, Unilever R&D, Jun 19

JoAnna was great, she had excellent knowledge and was there to help with any questions anyone at the course had.

Megan Garraghan, Trainee Formalities Officer, Mathisen & Macara LLP, Jun 19

JoAnna is fab! She has such in depth knowledge but explains everything in such a great way that we all understood and followed what she was teaching. She allowed for lots of questions and I feel that we all felt very comfortable asking anything we needed to know.

Sarah Mason, Senior Patent Administrator, Mundipharma International Limited, Jun 19

Presentation content was good. Delivery was excellent with all questions answered clearly – nice presentation style. The course showed me that I know more than I thought which is very positive!

Judith Adams, KE & Patent Administration, University of Dundee, Jun 19

Content was good, very coordinated with what we learnt in the CIPA exam, and close to our work routine. Presentation was great, the slides and resources given out were descriptive and clear. The speaker, JoAnna, was very knowledgeable, approachable, and delivered the contents well.

Jessica Milton, Global Patent Coordinator, Unilever R&D, Jun 19