In-house & bespoke training:
Patents

Our patent 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.

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.

 

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

In-house & bespoke training

An in-depth look at the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the potential pitfalls and areas where things can and do go wrong.

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Typically presented by Richard Brady (bio)

Delivery: collaborative classroom

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

In-house & bespoke training

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

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Typically presented by Richard Brady (bio)

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

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Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents

In-house & bespoke training

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.

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Typically presented by Jamie Barcombe (bio)
and 6 more leading experts

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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Typically presented by Anthony D Del Monaco (bio) , Brian Kacedon (bio) , Cara Regan (bio)

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*

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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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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.

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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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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) , Matthew Jones (bio)

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

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Navigating the EPO and the European Patent System - Summer School

In-house & bespoke training

An intensive 5-day course that will give you a valuable insight and a comprehensive understanding of the European Patent Office processes.

Typically presented by Joeri Beetz (bio)
and 3 more leading experts

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.

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

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

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Successfully Conducting Oral Proceedings at the EPO

In-house & bespoke training

Oral proceedings are organised to conclude the majority of appeal cases, and in many opposition and examination cases. Consequently, 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 those occasions and to be property prepared for it.

Typically presented by Joeri Beetz (bio)

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.

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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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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

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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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Excellent all slides were relevant, clear, accurate and to the point plus actually useful to apply in my business. Richard is a great presenter and one of the best I have encountered at making a difficult topic interesting, (he) brought the course to life by using examples to explain points of law from his vast experience with litigation matters throughout his legal and commercial career.

Kieran O'Connell, Knowledge Transfer Case Manager (STEM), Technical University Dublin

Very relevant to point out the differences in the US audience (examiners, judges, jury) and the differences to European examiners. A lot of examples from court cases etc. Good, practical tips on how to find the golden mean when preparing a patent application that can work both in EP and in the US. Course content, presentation and speakers all amazing. An eye opener for anyone familiar with EP practice, but not so much with US practice (or vice versa) - avoiding ethnocentrism. Expert level course (ideal for me with 20 years EP experience). Very knowledgeable and experienced speakers who could pinpoint the trouble points for EP practitioners.

Lars Hald, Senior Patent Manager, Ambu A/S

A professional but also very open and informal approach, easy to interact and ask questions.

Kim Hed, Patent Specialist, Jotun AS

Overall opinion is that it was great. Interesting content, well presented, nice speakers that involved the audience. The level of difficulty and complexity was spot on for me, I knew about some things beforehand, but new information was scattered throughout which always kept things interesting.

Per Görts, Patent Consultant, Ström och Gulliksson

[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.

The content, the presentation and the speaker were very good. All topics were presented in a clear manner.

MARIA LUISA MARCHESI, Italian Patent Attorney, Eni SpA

A very good webinar overall and felt very worthwhile. I am really glad that I attended. After the first day the sessions were livelier, and the polls added a little extra dimension to recap and tease out some of the points made in the presentations. The discussion between the EU and US based presenters on points of divergence worked really well and made the sessions less static and more engaging.

Angela King, Patent Attorney, Croda Europe Limited

Very compact but still fairly informative course with excellent speakers.

Matti Juhani Pasanen, European patent attorney, Sika Patent Attorneys

I have obtained knowledge about some of the rules for drafting the claims for EP and USA patent applications as well as different aspects on both procedures.

Monica Teresa Bortolan , Patent Attorney IPM/Patenting, ENI CORPORATE UNIVERSITY SPA

The speaker was very cooperative in answering questions during all the presentations

Annarita Aversa, Legal Counsel, Ferrero International