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In-house & bespoke training:
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 Patent Applications

In-house & bespoke training

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*

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Typically presented by Daniel X Thomas (bio)

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators

In-house & bespoke training

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.

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Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents

In-house & bespoke training

*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.

Typically presented by Amanda Murphy (bio) , Anthony Tridico (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

In-house & bespoke training

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

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Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

In-house & bespoke training

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*

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Daniel X Thomas (bio)

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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

In-house & bespoke training

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.

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Bradley Hulbert (bio) , David Meldrum (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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How to Successfully Conduct Oral Proceedings at the EPO

In-house & bespoke training

Oral proceedings are appointed in the majority of appeal cases, and in many opposition and examination cases, and so a European patent attorney will almost certainly at some point have to attend oral proceedings, either to defend a client's invention or to attack a patent held by a competitor. To defend your client's interests correctly and competently it is vital to know what to expect at this European level and to be property prepared for it.

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims

In-house & bespoke training

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

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Typically presented by Ulrich Blumenroeder (bio) , Bradley Hulbert (bio)

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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

In-house & bespoke training

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.

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Alan Boyd (bio) , Tim May (bio) , Andy Spurr (bio)

Typical duration: 1 day
Pricing from £450 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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SPCS for Beginners

In-house & bespoke training

A concise one-day training programme for the patents team explaining the practical points to consider regarding SPCs when managing the organisations, or your clients, patent portfolio.

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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The Art of European Claim Drafting

In-house & bespoke training

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

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Joeri Beetz (bio) , Leythem Wall (bio)

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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The Patent Box

In-house & bespoke training

This one-day programme will look at the impact of the EU and OECD questions about the integrity of patent box regimes and how this has impacted the UK rules and your organisation.

Typical duration: 2 days
Pricing from £800 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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US Patent Practice

In-house & bespoke training

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

Rated by attendees to the public programme

Typically presented by Nicole Reifman (bio) , James Suggs (bio)

Typical duration: 3 days
Pricing from £1,200 per attendee
Delivery: collaborative classroom

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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

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

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