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Whilst the world’s national IP laws have become more consistent over recent years, the world of intellectual property is still a complex area. In order to legally and efficiently protect and exploit IP rights to the best advantage it is paramount that businesses stay abreast of latest developments and best practice.

Whether you are looking to get to grips with the latest processes and procedures, draft effective agreements or simply keep abreast of latest legislation and developments, Falconbury offers a wide range of IP training courses, presented both as public or in-house events to fulfil your patenting and intellectual property training needs.


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

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

9 Nov 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 11 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

18 Nov 2021 - London
Also on: 19 Nov 2021

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

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

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

10 Nov 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 12 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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EPO (European Patent Office) Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop Training Course

EPO Oppositions and Appeals - the Case Law and Workshop

13-14 Sep 2021 - London
Also on: 15 Sep 2021

Updated for 2021! 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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Formal Requirements of the European Patent System Training Course

Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

18-19 Nov 2021 - London
Also on: 25 Nov 2021

A two-day seminar for administrative staff in the patent profession on how to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO.

*INCLUDES: Practical and interactive exercises*

Presented by Petra Schmitz (bio)

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Freedom-to-Operate Searching Training Course

Freedom-to-Operate Searching

7 Oct 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 14 Oct 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

3-4 Nov 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

30 Nov 2021 - London
Also on: 3 Dec 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

23 Nov 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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Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching Training Course

Patentability and State-of-the-Art Searching

5-6 Oct 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 12 Oct 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

21-23 Sep 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 28 Sep 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

9-10 Nov 2021 - London
Also on: 11 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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The Patent Administrator Training Course

The Patent Administrator

24 Nov 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 25 Nov 2021

This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the role of the patent administrator

Presented by JoAnna Emery (bio)

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US Patent Practice Training Course

US Patent Practice

29-30 Nov 2021 - London
Also on: 1 Dec 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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