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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


Catherine Van Houten (More...)

Catherine has over 30 years’ experience in United States patent prosecution support and administration. She currently holds the position of IP Administrator with Venable LLP, working in the firm’s Washington DC office. A significant portion of Cathy’s career in intellectual property was spent with Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP, most recently as Manager of Docketing and Intellectual Property Training.

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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.
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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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  • AstraZeneca UK Ltd
  • Berggren Oy Ab
  • Coloplast A/S
  • DSM Expert Center BV
  • DSM Intellectual Property
  • Ericsson AB
  • Guardian IP Consulting I/S
  • H. Lundbeck A/S
  • Haldor Topsoe A/S
  • Helsinn Healthcare SA
  • Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH
  • IBA
  • Isis Innovation Ltd
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
  • LEO Pharma A/S
  • LM Wind Power
  • Murgitroyd & Company
  • Nestec SA
  • Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd
  • Nokia Corporation
  • Oslo Patentkontor AS
  • Oxford Gene Technology IP Ltd
  • Patrade A/S
  • Plougmann Vingtoft
  • Ponti & Partners, SLP
  • Qualcomm Europe Inc
  • SMS Siemag AG
  • TiGenix
  • Vestas Wind Systems A/S