Daniel X Thomas

Daniel X. Thomas is an electronics engineer by training. He started his career in the patent field as search examiner at the former Institut International des Brevets in The Hague in 1971. After incorporation of the IIB into the EPO in 1978, he was search examiner in the EPO’s DG1. He joined the EPO’s DG2 in 1979 as substantive examiner in the field of computers and memories. He became a Director in DG2 in 1989, and subsequently headed directorates in various fields of electronics, physics and mechanics.

  • Next: 19 Mar 2024 Live online
  • Also: 24 Sep 2024 Live online

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

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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*

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Daniel X Thomas
  • Next: 15-19 Jul 2024 Classroom

Navigating the EPO and the European Patent System - Summer School

Summer school

Classroom

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

  • 30 CPD hours Intensive
  • Presented by Daniel X Thomas
  • Next: 18 Mar 2024 Live online
  • Also: 23 Sep 2024 Live online

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

Updated for 2024

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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*

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Daniel X Thomas