This two-day seminar for Administrative Staff in the Patent Profession on how to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO. Providing an introduction to the European patent system and how to proceed with an European patent application an much more.
Introduction to the European patent system
The European patent application
The European patent application….continued
Practical excercise: Divisional application
Procedure before the receiving section and search divisions
Practical exercise: Divisional application
Time limits – notification
Loss of rights – remedies
Practical exercise: Time limits
Substantive examination – examining division
Overview of PCT
Regional entry before the EPO as designated office
Close of seminar
Dr Cees Mulder is a European patent attorney. From 2001-09 he was a founding partner of DeltaPatents (NL). Since 2009, he has been lecturing European Patent Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht in the Department of International and European Law, where he teaches in the post-doc curriculum ‘Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management’. In 2017, he was appointed professor of European Patent Law in a Global Context. In addition, Dr Mulder is a senior lecturer in many courses and seminars on the European Patent Convention, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Paris Convention and the Patent Law Treaty. He is the author of the book ‘The Cross-Referenced Patent Cooperation Treaty’ (published annually) and co-author of the book ‘Proceedings before the European Patent Office – A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal’.
Petra Schmitz, European Patent Office, Munich. After studying law at university she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Private Law and Patent Law at the Technical University Munich. In 1989 she started work in the EPO as a lawyer in Directorate Patent Law. Since October 2005 she has been a legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal. She is also a member of the Presidium of the Boards of Appeal. Petra is acting as CEIPI tutor at the University of Strasbourg for the preparation of Part D of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE). She is a co-author in the EPC commentary Singer/Stauder.
This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes: