Freedom to Operate Searching

Understanding the background, defining terms and objectives; fundamentals of FTO search scope, methods for searching for claimed features, using basic legal status tools to assist valuation, and understanding and reporting the results from an FTO perspective.

6 Feb 2019

& 10 Oct 2019

GBP 699 599 *
EUR 979 839 *
USD 1,090 934 *
* When you book before 4 Jan

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Course Overview

Understanding the background, defining terms and objectives; fundamentals of FTO search scope, methods for searching for claimed features, using basic legal status tools to assist valuation, and understanding and reporting the results from an FTO perspective.

A comprehensive one day seminar covering topics such as:-

  • Background and motivations to freedom-to-operate searching
  • Understanding the background, defining terms and objectives
  • Fundamentals of FTO search scope
  • Methods for searching for claimed features
  • Using basic legal status tools to assist evaluation
  • Understanding and reporting the results from an FTO perspective

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This meeting runs back-to-back with Patentability and State-of-the-art Searching and there is a further £150/€210 discount when booked together.

To register on both events click HERE

To find out more call Customer Services on +44 (0)20 7749 4730 or e-mail info@management-forum.co.uk

Who should attend

  • All those working in IP or patent information or patent engineer roles either in industry or legal businesses
  • R&D scientists and engineers wanting to ensure they are not ‘re-inventing the wheel’
  • Customer service and training representatives in the commercial information provider community who want to know more about what their customers do with patent data
  • These seminars are ideal for those with some limited experience or self- taught in patent searching wanting to consolidate their skills

Programme

Background and motivations to freedom-to-operate searching; extent, timing, caveats

  • Understanding the background to a search
  • Terminology variation and search objectives

Fundamentals of FTO search scope

  • In-force patents
  • Other IP rights
  • Pending applications
  • Recently lapsed rights
  • Expired rights
  • Non-patent literature
  • Analysing the search question; multiple aspects or features
  • Understanding the results from an FTO perspective; multiple aspects or features

Methods for searching for claimed features; full text and text segments, extended classifications

  • Using basic legal status tools to assist evaluation; finding amended claims
  • After the subject search; verifying status of patents

Reporting aspects for an FTO search

Presenter

Stephen Adams

Stephen Adams is Director of Magister Ltd, a patents documentation consultancy and training service. He worked in technical information for over 20 years, latterly for nearly 9 years with Zeneca Agrochemicals (now Syngenta) as their principal patent searcher. He is Director-at-Large for PIUG Inc.

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6 Feb 2019
6 Feb 2019 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 699.00
EUR 979.00
USD 1,090.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
GBP 599.00
EUR 839.00
USD 934.00
Until 4 Jan
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10 Oct 2019
10 Oct 2019 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 699.00
EUR 979.00
USD 1,090.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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It delivered what I had expected in a clear and concise manner. So I am happy.

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