Online training during Covid restrictions - our programes continue this spring in online webinar format

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

16 Jun 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 9 Nov 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

3-4 Nov 2021 - London

*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

20 May 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 18 Nov 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: 10 Nov 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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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

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

17 Jun 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 30 Nov 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 Tim May (bio)
Christian Reinders (bio)
Tim Whitfield (bio)

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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

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

24 Sep 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 1 Oct 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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The Art of European Claim Drafting Training Course

The Art of European Claim Drafting

20-21 May 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 9 Nov 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

10-11 Jun 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 29 Nov 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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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

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

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