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Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators Training Course

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.


19th Annual Conference Overview

Newly updated 2020 outline programme now available (see below) – including new Effective nationalisation of your PCT application in China, Korea and Japan as requested by previous delegates

The event is very participative, providing plenty of time for open questions and round table discussions with the experts. It also offers a chance to learn about procedural issues and the practical aspects of the EPO, WIPO and USPTO.

To maximise the benefit from attending this event, bring your questions along so you can get the answers and solutions you need.

Why this conference is important for you

  • The programme is designed exclusively for you and your colleagues, not for lawyers and attorneys
  • In just one event, you will hear information about:
    • The EPO, WIPO and USPTO
    • Tips and best practices
    • Any projected changes for the next year so you’re right up to date
    • Latest developments of the UP and UPC
  • The speakers come directly from the EPO, WIPO and the USA

At the end of day one you are invited to a drinks reception where you can network with other delegates, and share your experiences and views on important patent formalities issues

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Who should attend?

Who will benefit from attending this conference?

  • Senior patent administrators
  • Formalities officers
  • IPR and legal assistants
  • Paralegals
  • Delegates from previous years’ conferences looking for the latest information from leading experts
  • Anyone who wants to hear about the latest updates, exchange views and ask questions about important patent formalities issues

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We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course; please contact us to be informed when it is scheduled; or to discuss running this course on an in-house basis for your staff.

Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for 12 hours for your CPD records.
More about CPD

Customised in-house training

We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation and deliver it at your location and/or online.

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Previous customers include...

  • Actelion Pharmaceutical Ltd
  • Bayer SAS
  • BTG International Limited
  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • Coloplast A/S
  • Dennemeyer & Associates S.R.L.
  • Domantis Limited
  • DSM IP & Licensing BV
  • EIP
  • EP&C
  • Ericsson Ltd
  • FOSS Analytical A/S
  • Heinanen Oy
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems SA
  • Kolster OY AB
  • Kransell & Wennborg KB
  • Mathisen & Macara LLP
  • Metso Paper Swden AB
  • Nestec SA
  • Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd
  • NLO
  • Renishaw plc
  • Seppo Laine Oy
  • Sojuzpatent
  • St Judes Medical AB
  • Trican Well Service
  • UK IPO
  • Unilever PLC
  • Unilever R&D

I am very satisfied with the entire course. Content was interesting and very well explained by the speakers, who are excellent. Each of them animated their course with such a professionalism and enthusiasm that I was surprised when it was time for a break! Being able to talk with them afterwards and to have your suggestions taken into account is very valuable.

Ana Druzinec, Senior Patent and Trademark Paralegal, PETOSEVIC, Sep 19

I felt the speakers were very good, helpful and answered any questions we had. I really enjoyed the session regarding US law as this isn't usually covered in other conferences.

Rebecca Wheeler, Senior Paralegal, Murgitroyd & Company Limited, Sep 19

The content addressed the main topics on patent proceedings and the speakers were very experienced and gave a good practical approach on the topics.

Melissa Medina, Patent Assistant, Bavarian Nordic AS, Sep 19

I really like that the course is specifically designed for senior patent paralegals who are are looking for courses that focus on updates, rather than general courses that explain patent proceedings to 'newcomers'.

Kenneth Van Calster, EU Patent Paralegal, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Sep 19

Very good course: interesting content and the speakers were good at presenting their respective topics.

Susanne Dietz Elmstrom, Patent Administrator, Inspicos A/S, Sep 19

The course was as good as I have heard before.

Heli Laine, IP Specialist, BERGGREN OY, Sep 19

A good course with a very good and enthusiastic speaker team. Many relevant questions from the audience and good feedback from the speakers to all questions.

Tessie Ottesen Appel, Patent Administrator, Inspicos P/S, Sep 19

A few days spent learning and interacting with other patent administrators. What a lovely way to learn and progress – thank you, Management Forum.

Jennifer Brizec, Patent Administrator, Danone Research, Sep 19

I liked the course: the speakers were so professional and the content was interesting.

Tuuli Hartikainen, IP Assistant, Berggren Oy Tampere, Sep 18

All the speakers were informative and engaging and I found the conference very relevant to my role. The conference was also very informative as to upcoming changes to look out for.

Emma Blakelock, Patent Administrator, Johnson Matthey PLC, Sep 18

Very knowledgeable speakers, with "hands-on" experience.

Maria Malmgren, IP Specialist, Amadeus s.a.s., Sep 18

I loved Catherine Van Houten and Mathias Reischle. They were very professional, but also very fun, made the presentation very interesting and knew what they were talking about. I was very happy to attend this course. The speakers were really good, the content was interesting and the professionalism of everybody involved made the whole experience very useful and enjoyable.

Mary Jane Mollstätter, Paralegal, Ponti & Partners, SLP, Sep 18

Excellent speakers, excellent course! I will recommend that someone from our company participates each year.

Inkeri Kettunen, IP Assistant, Assistant Coordinator, Berggren Oy, Sep 18

I liked the atmosphere, excellent location, very good and entertaining speakers and much opportunity to meet the other people.

Marlieke Ariaans, Formalities Officer , HGF Limited, Sep 18

The annual conference for senior patient administrators is the right choice - those are amazing professionals who understand what we want to know and where our focus is. I look forward to this event every year.

Renata Braga, Patent Paralegal, AB Tetra Pak, Sep 17