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Training courses & Webinars:
IP management

Managing intellectual property portfolios to the best advantage can be a minefield of complex processes, database searches and formalities. Many patent applications are either lost or encounter issues that could be avoided. Our training courses have been designed to specifically help you navigate the procedural issues and the practical aspects of filing at the EPO, WIPO and USPTO to ensure successful outcomes.

 

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO (European Patent Office) Patent Applications Training Course

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

4 Nov 2020 - Online webinar
Also on: 16 Jun 2021

Many patent applications and patents are lost before the EPO, either before Opposition Divisions or before Appeal due to incorrect original drafting, and added subject matter is a recurrent problem. Learn advanced drafting techniques for successful EPO patent applications.

*INCLUDES: Interactive workshop sessions and details of the latest case law and its implications*

Presented by Daniel X Thomas (bio)

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Advanced PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Formalities Training Course

Advanced PCT Formalities

19-20 Nov 2020 - Online webinar

This two-day programme will give you a detailed understanding of the PCT mechanism beyond the basics with practical tips and advice on how to make the most efficient use of ePCT.

Presented by David Barmes (bio)
Matthias Reischle (bio)

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Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators Training Course

Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators

5-6 Nov 2020 - Online webinar

This annual update, specifically designed for senior trade mark and design administrators, includes the latest updates from WIPO with discussion on the Madrid and Hague systems and a review of the differences between US, EU and UK practice and what to do about them.

Presented by JoAnna Emery (bio)
and 3 more leading experts

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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements Training Course

Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

11 Nov 2020 - Online webinar
Also on: 20 May 2021

Focus on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements.

Presented by Tom Darvill (bio)
James Pearson (bio)
Sally Shorthose (bio)

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Effective Defence of EPO (European Patent Office) Patent Applications Training Course

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

5 Nov 2020 - Online webinar
Also on: 17 Jun 2021

Clarity in drafting patent applications has always been a serious issue. The purpose of the seminar is to teach delegates the essentials of clarity, and the most effective use of the problem-solution approach, giving delegates an edge over other parties.

*INCLUDES: Interactive workshop sessions and details of the latest case law and its implications*

Presented by Daniel X Thomas (bio)

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Formal Requirements of the European Patent System Training Course

Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

22-23 Jun 2021 - London
Also on: 24 Jun 2021

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*

Presented by Cees Mulder (bio)
Petra Schmitz (bio)

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Freedom-to-Operate Searching Training Course

Freedom-to-Operate Searching

25 Feb 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 4 Mar 2021

Get to grips with the fundamentals of FTO searching, understand the scope of a search and analyse the types of rights you will encounter.

Presented by Stephen Adams (bio)

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How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU (European Union)/US Patent Applications Training Course

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications

13-14 May 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 20 May 2021

This seminar addresses the parallel, but substantially different, rules for drafting and prosecuting patents required by the Examiners and Appeal Boards of the EPO and USPTO.

Presented by Bradley Hulbert (bio)
David Meldrum (bio)

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IP (Intellectual Property) Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice Training Course

IP Due Diligence & Freedom to Operate in Practice

3 Dec 2020 - Online webinar
Also on: 17 Jun 2021

This intensive one-day course will give you many insights into the best practice of organising and conducting an efficient and thorough IP due diligence project.

Presented by Sean Jauss (bio)
and 3 more leading experts

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Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims Training Course

Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims

12 May 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 19 May 2021

This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of patent claim interpretation in the USA, UK and Germany.

Presented by Ulrich Blumenroeder (bio)
William Cook (bio)
Bradley Hulbert (bio)

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Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA Training Course

Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA

25 Sep 2020 - Online webinar
Also on: 12 Mar 2021

An intensive update on patent protection for software-related inventions covering all the major developments in European patent law in particular GUI inventions and 'mixed' inventions with both patentable and non-patentable subject matter.

Presented by Alan Boyd (bio)
Tim May (bio)
Andy Spurr (bio)

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Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching Training Course

Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching

23-24 Feb 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 2 Mar 2021

A comprehensive and practical two-day seminar covering the key aspects of patentability and state-of-the-art searching.

Presented by Stephen Adams (bio)
Jane List (bio)

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Strategic IP (Intellectual Property) Planning Training Course

Strategic IP Planning

16-18 Mar 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 23 Mar 2021

A step-by-step practical guide to strategic IP planning

Presented by Arnaud Gasnier (bio)

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The Art of European Claim Drafting Training Course

The Art of European Claim Drafting

12-13 Nov 2020 - Online webinar
Also on: 18 May 2021

This seminar combines one day of claim drafting fundamentals with a further day of focused workshops.

Presented by Joeri Beetz (bio)
Leythem Wall (bio)

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The Patent Administrator Training Course

The Patent Administrator

24 Nov 2020 - Online webinar
Also on: 9 Jun 2021

This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the role of the patent administrator

Presented by JoAnna Emery (bio)

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US Patent Practice Training Course

US Patent Practice

3-4 Dec 2020 - Online webinar
Also on: 10 Jun 2021

*What all European patent attorneys need to know*

An intensive and highly interactive two-day seminar including discussions on US patent law and strategies and tactics for patent prosecution at the US Patent Office

Presented by Nicole Reifman (bio)
James Suggs (bio)

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Stephen Adams was excellent. He has experience in the field, was easy to follow and gave a good answer to difficult questions.

Shire Elmi, Examiner, Patentstyret

Very thorough and well presented.

Elisabetta Mauri, Director of Intellectual Property, Dompé Farmaceutici SPA

Excellent! Very good and helpful overview of US patent law with a focus on the differences to European law. I particularly liked the very interactive discussions.

Hendrik Freudenberger, IP Legal Advisor, Sasol Chemie GmbH & Co. KG

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

I thought JoAnna was very knowledgeable and approachable and was able to answer a lot of questions. I thought overall it was a great and meaningful learning experience.

Nicole Kemp, Secretary, Hoffmann Eitle

JoAnna was very clear and very knowledgeable.

Jane Parkinson, Global Patent Co ordinator , Unilever PLC (UK Office)

I learned many new things that will be of help to effectively perform searches for my clients. Highly recommended to anyone who's either new to the field or been around for a while already.

Siim Kinnas, Intellectual Property Advisor, Enterprise Estonia

Excellent teachers!

Pilar Navarro, Patent Adviser, CHEMO Laboratorios Liconsa SA

The course gives European practitioners a good overview of the peculiarities of US patent law and the ways in which US practice sometimes differs from our own. The presentation was lively and the speakers provided plenty of background from their own experience.

Erik Bartelds, patent attorney, Arnold + Siedsma

JoAnna was very engaging and we felt at ease when asking questions.

Chinyere Lindsey, Contracts & Patents Associate, Cancer Research UK