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Training courses & Webinars:
Patents

The patent system is constantly changing with continuous updates and legal developments across the various jurisdictions that you need to be aware of. Patent applications and claims need to be carefully constructed and submitted to the patent offices within the current guidelines. Our patent application training courses have been designed to help you improve your drafting skills and ensure that you have the ability to identify and mitigate against risks, as well as understanding the current rules and regulations, which are crucial to the success of your business.


 

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

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

3 Nov 2022 - London
Also on: 5 May 2023

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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Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations Training Course

Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations

19 Sep 2022 - Online webinar
Also on: 1 Mar 2023

Analyse and discuss the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the areas where things can and do go wrong.

Presented by Simon Portman (bio)

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Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents Training Course

Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents

1-4 Nov 2022 - Online webinar
Also on: 16 May 2023

Drafting successful pharmaceutical patents is complex and there are many pitfalls and risks to be aware of. You need to ensure you’re maximising the protection for your, and your client’s, pharmaceutical inventions thorough both primary and secondary pharmaceutical patents.

Presented by Amanda Murphy (bio)
Anthony Tridico (bio)

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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements Training Course

Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

21-22 Nov 2022 - Online webinar
Also on: 6 Feb 2023

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

Presented by Anthony D Del Monaco (bio)
Brian Kacedon (bio)
Cecilia Sanabria (bio)

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

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

4 Nov 2022 - London
Also on: 4 May 2023

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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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

9-10 Nov 2022 - London
Also on: 17 May 2023

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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Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims Training Course

Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims

8 Nov 2022 - London
Also on: 16 May 2023

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

Presented by Ulrich Blumenroeder (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

15-16 Sep 2022 - Online webinar
Also on: 8 Dec 2022

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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The Art of European Claim Drafting Training Course

The Art of European Claim Drafting

10-11 Nov 2022 - Online webinar

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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US Patent Practice Training Course

US Patent Practice

15-16 Dec 2022 - Online webinar
Also on: 27 Feb 2023

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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[Speakers were] Energetic and willing to share their knowledge and professional experience. Created a good atmosphere which made possible the attendees to intervene. The speakers always took the best from their audience and incorporated in the flow of the lesson.
The content was very well organized to include all the important aspects of EPC and the case law seemed easy to understand.
The speakers were very focused and insisted on the important aspects, not only for those preparing for the EQE, but business view.

Rita Noronha, Patent Manager, BIAL – Portela & Cª, S.A.

My aim was to get an understanding of the difference of a "normal" and a software patent and I think the course covered that excellently.

Siim Kinnas, Intellectual Property Advisor, Estonian Business and Innovation Agency

It was excellent and more than I expected.

Taemin Kang, patent attorney trainee, NLO

All the webinar was very interesting. The webinar was carried out very well. Easy to participate. The speakers very good in maintaining the attention of the participants.

Maria Luisa Marchesi, Italian Patent Attorney, Eni S.p.A.

Very interesting. The comparisons between the different jurisdictions were very helpful.

Andreas Leijon, Senior Patent Attorney, Alfa Laval Corporate AB

Very good.

Mathilda Janson, Patent consultant, Ström & Gulliksson

Really good, learnt a lot!!

Diptanil Debbarma, Trainee Patent Attorney, NLO

The speakers are very knowledgeable, they explained complex issues very clearly and the use of practical examples helped to better understand the topics discussed..

Melissa Medina, Patent Assistant, Bavarian Nordic AS

Overall, the webinar was interesting and well structured and the speaker well-prepared and competent.

Antonia Cavedon, Assistant Contracts Officer , Europeasn Space Agency

Overall, this webinar was very good.

Ronney Wiklund, Senior Patent Attorney, Essity Hygiene and Health AB