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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 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

9 Nov 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 4 May 2022

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

17-18 May 2022 - Online webinar
Also on: 3 Nov 2022

*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 Anthony Tridico (bio)

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Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements Training Course

Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

1 Feb 2022 - London
Also on: 24 May 2022

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

29 Nov 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 11 May 2022

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

3-4 Nov 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 11 May 2022

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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Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims Training Course

Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims

1 Feb 2022 - London
Also on: 20 May 2022

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

Presented by Ulrich Blumenroeder (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

25 Mar 2022 - Online webinar
Also on: 27 Sep 2022

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

8-9 Feb 2022 - London
Also on: 24 May 2022

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

1-2 Dec 2021 - Online webinar
Also on: 1 Mar 2022

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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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