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Formal Requirements of the European Patent System Training Course

A two-day seminar for administrative staff in the patent profession on how to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO.

*INCLUDES: Practical and interactive exercises*

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Course overview

This practical and interactive course will help administrative staff in the competent preparation of an application for filing before the EPO. The programme will deepen your understanding of this highly complex area by providing information on all the key administrative aspects including the documentation required on filing, the procedural steps to be followed, and details of time limits and fee payments.

These intensive and highly valuable two days will enhance your knowledge of the formalities procedures at the EPO and enable you to be more efficient in your role. The course will also offer the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals from other companies and question our expert trainers on the procedures.

Key topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to the European patent system
  • The European patent application
  • Electronic filing
  • Procedure before the receiving section and search divisions
  • Time limits, fees
  • Loss of rights, transfer of rights
  • Examination procedure
  • Post-grant proceedings
  • Overview of PCT
  • Regional entry before the European Patent Office (EPO)

Why you should attend

By attending this seminar, you will:

  • Master the art of competently preparing an application for filing before the EPO
  • Receive guidance and insights on all the latest administrative aspects
  • Learn which documents are required on filing
  • Understand the procedural steps involved and how to complete them successfully
  • Get to grips with time limits and how they can affect your application
  • Review all aspects of fee payments

Who should attend?

  • Patent administrators and patent formalities staff
  • Office managers in industrial patent departments
  • Patent administrators in private practice
  • Those needing a good understanding of the formal requirements of the European patent system

Presenters

Cees Mulder (More...)

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, 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 industrial property law. He is the author of the book ‘The Cross-Referenced Patent Cooperation Treaty’ and co-author of the book ‘Proceedings before the European Patent Office – A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal’.

Petra Schmitz (More...)

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.

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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:

  • 22-23 Jun 2021
  • 24-25 Jun 2021
  • 18-19 Nov 2021
  • 25-26 Nov 2021

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  • Ablynx
  • AstraZeneca AB
  • AWA Sweden AB
  • Awapatent AB
  • Bayer Cropscience NV
  • BCF LLP
  • Bryn Aarflot AS
  • Coloplast A/S
  • Denk IP bvba
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ericsson AB
  • Ericsson GmbH
  • Essilor of America
  • Firmenich SA
  • Galbaian S.Coop
  • Hoffmann Eitle S.R.L
  • Imec
  • Industrial Property Organisation
  • itSMS GmbH
  • Kilburn & Strode LLP
  • Marks & Clerk (Luxembourg) LLP
  • Nederlandsch Octrooibureau (NLO)
  • Philip Morris Products S.A.
  • Research and Markets
  • SEALED AIR SRL
  • Shell International B.V.
  • Zacco Norway AS
  • ZBM Patents & Trademarks

I wanted to deepen my knowledge regarding the formalities procedures at EPO, especially regarding non-common cases, and now I am much more confident with them. I liked the presentations of Ms Schmitz and Mr Mulder very much and the way they transmit their immense knowledge about EPO procedures. I found the course very stimulating and it made me want to acquire more and more knowledge about the procedures we apply every day in our work.

Federica Lena, Patent Assistant to Dott.Enrico Eterno, Hoffmann Eitle , Nov 19

I found the course very well structured, the presentation was very clear and perfectly conducted by the speakers who were able to give all requested details and maintain the attention of the participants. Just brilliant! I particularly liked the practical examples and exercises.

Lisa Visentin, Patent Formalities, HOFFMANN EITLE S.R.L., Nov 18

All at a very high level and I must say that both speakers were outstanding. The hand-outs offered will help in our office and the content was comprehensive.

Adriana Fontanarosa, Patent Formalities, Hoffmann Eitle SRL, Nov 18

The best course for the subject I have attended.

Sophia Florous, Formalities Officer , Industrial Property Organisation, Nov 18

Structured, knowledgeable and easy to listen, the speakers were excellent.

Anna Eriksson, IP Coordinator, Awapatent AB, Nov 17

The speakers themselves were clear and easy to understand. They obviously had vast knowledge of patents and were enthusiastic.

Debbie Butler, Patent Administrator, Eli Lilly and Company, Nov 17

An informative and interesting seminar.

Galina Federau, RDP/Patents-Licenses, itSMS GmbH, Nov 17