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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 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

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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Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents Training Course

Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents

6-7 May 2021 - London
Also on: 3 Nov 2021

*New for 2020!*
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

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

17 Jun 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 24 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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EPO (European Patent Office) Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop Training Course

EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop

22-23 Mar 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 24 Mar 2021

*New for 2020!*
Drawing on case law and the experience of the faculty, this seminar considers the present workings of the opposition and appeal procedures at the European Patent Office. It provides an in-depth summary of both background and recent developments at the EPO and explains how these will impact on your day-to-day practice. It will give you the knowledge and skills to navigate this highly technical area.

Presented by Leythem Wall (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

12 Mar 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 19 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

18-19 May 2021 - London
Also on: 20 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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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

All the speakers seemed well prepared and gave good presentations. Overall, this course was excellent in providing knowledge about different types of DD and FTO in the main jurisdictions and how to practically conduct such tasks. Very good speakers, updated and good course material.

Synnøve Flister, European Patent Attorney, Zacco Norway AS

Excellent.

Ali Almulla, Director of Innovation & Invention Support Directorate, The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf _ GCCPO

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

Excellent. I hoped to achieve a better understanding of the due diligence process and this was accomplished. I liked the smaller group size, which made it more interactive, and the expertise of the speakers.

Matt Kelly, Chief Innovation Officer, Perspectum Diagnostics

Professional speakers coming from two different technical fields gave valuable insights on how to structure claims. The best part of the course was practising claim drafting and learning how to better build suitable claims.

Nastasia Andersson, Patent Consultant, Ström & Gulliksson