Presented by
Management Forum

The Patent Administrator

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

24 Nov 2021 + 3 more dates

Enrol now

  • Format: Live online, Classroom
  • CPD: 6 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

This intensive one-day course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the role of the patent administrator. It is a highly complex area due to many different procedures across different patent offices. The programme will demystify these procedures and filing requirements in key jurisdictions, and will improve your knowledge and skills so you can work more efficiently and excel in your role.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to patents
  • Understanding filing procedures and systems
  • Electronic filing (including hands-on exercises and demonstrations)
  • Handling post-filing communications from national and international offices
  • Renewing your patents
  • Recording assignments and name changes
  • Overview of licences and royalties
  • Obtaining and using patent information

Why you should attend

By attending this event, you will:

  • Gain an invaluable introduction to working with patents
  • Achieve a greater understanding of patent administration and where your role sits within the team
  • Improve your understanding of the filing requirements in key jurisdictions – what to do and when
  • Learn about electronic filing at the EPO via practical exercises and demonstrations
  • Understand how to calculate renewal payments – how to pay and when

A series of exercises throughout the day will give participants the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a practical context under the guidance of our expert trainer.

Delegates will receive course materials containing comprehensive documentation, which will be a valuable source of reference for the future.

Who should attend?

This seminar is designed especially for those new to the role, or with little experience of patent administration, and those looking for more training to extend their knowledge, including:

  • Patent administrators and assistants
  • Formalities administrators
  • Patent and IP coordinators
  • Other IP support staff

The event offers a valuable networking opportunity with others in similar roles from different organisations and countries.

Enrol now

The The Patent Administrator course will cover:

Introduction to patents

  • Registered and unregistered rights
  • What is a patent?
  • Why apply for a patent?
  • How long will it last?

Organisation of the IP department

  • Composition of the team
  • Your role within the team
  • Differences between private practice and industry

Filing procedures and systems

  • International conventions
  • National patent systems
  • International patent systems
  • Stages of a patent application
  • Requirements for filing applications
    • Nationally
    • At the EPO
    • At WIPO
  • Electronic filing – epoline
  • Electronic filing demonstration – EPO CMS
  • Record keeping/working with your in-house system
  • Practical exercise

Post-filing communications

  • Due dates and deadlines

    • GB applications
    • European applications
    • Divisional applications
    • PCT applications
    • Euro-PCT applications

  • Calculation of dates
  • Practical exercise

Renewals

  • How are renewal fees calculated?
  • When can you pay renewals?
  • How can you pay renewals?
  • Practical exercise

Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)

  • What are SPCs?
  • When are SPCs applicable?
  • Brief overview of how SPCs work

Assignments and name changes

  • Why is an assignment required?
  • Recording an assignment
  • Recording a name change

Licences and royalties

  • What is a licence?
  • Why license your patents?

Patent information

  • Useful literature
  • Useful websites
  • Products and services of the EPO, UKIPO, WIPO

Enrol now

JoAnna Emery

JoAnna Emery, Head of Pure Ideas and Group Formalities at Pure Ideas Ltd, is an experienced intellectual property specialist with over two decades of transatlantic expertise in various roles within the IP industry. She has worked in various industries from US defence, water, financial and the FMCG sector. During her career she has gained knowledge in all areas of intellectual property law as well as gaining experience in corporate transactions and social media. Inspiring, training and managing teams, she is a seasoned speaker at international conferences. JoAnna is a certified legal assistant specialist in intellectual property in the US and a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals in the UK.

More details

Book The Patent Administrator Live online/Classroom training

24 Nov 2021

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 11098

  • GBP 599
  • EUR 859
  • USD 970

View basket 

25 Feb 2022

Classroom
London venue TBC

09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 11447

  • GBP 599 699
  • EUR 839 979
  • USD 934 1,090

Until 21 Jan

  • 1 day classroom-based training
  • Meet presenters and fellow attendees in person
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Download documentation and certification of completion
  • Fair transfer and cancellation policy

View basket 

13 May 2022

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 11678

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 814 970

Until 08 Apr

View basket 

24 Nov 2022

Live online

09:00-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:00-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:00-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 11775

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 814 970

Until 20 Oct

View basket 

Reviews of IPI's The Patent Administrator training course


Given my very poor experience in this topic, I actually did not know upfront what to expect. JoAnne immediately made me feel at ease, she is very friendly, very much experienced and really pleasant to listen to.

Jun 9 2021

Jessica Vanderlinden
IP Assistant, KU Leuven Research & Development

Nov 19 2019

JoAnna was a very clear and knowledgeable speaker.

Jane Parkinson
Global Patent Co ordinator , Unilever PLC (UK Office)

Nov 19 2019

Being very new to IP law, I was hoping for a general overview of IP and JoAnna exceeded my expectations.

Line Sletten
IP coordinator, Guardian IP Consulting A/S

Nov 19 2019

Excellent and informative course.

Leigh Golding
Business Operations Manager, Cancer Research UK

Nov 19 2019

JoAnna was very clear and very knowledgeable.

Jane Parkinson
Global Patent Co ordinator , Unilever PLC (UK Office)

Nov 19 2019

I thought JoAnna was very knowledgeable and approachable and was able to answer a lot of questions. I thought overall it was a great and meaningful learning experience.

Nicole Kemp
Secretary, Hoffmann Eitle

Jun 7 2019

Presentation content was good. Delivery was excellent with all questions answered clearly – nice presentation style. The course showed me that I know more than I thought which is very positive!

Judith Adams
KE & Patent Administration, University of Dundee

Jun 7 2019

JoAnna is fab! She has such in depth knowledge but explains everything in such a great way that we all understood and followed what she was teaching. She allowed for lots of questions and I feel that we all felt very comfortable asking anything we needed to know.

Sarah Mason
Senior Patent Administrator, Mundipharma International Limited

Nov 19 2019

Jo made the training interesting – she didn't speak at the delegates but welcomed questions as we went along which broke the content up and made it more interesting.

Denise Hunt
Secretarial Manager, Hoffmann Eitle

Nov 19 2019

I wanted to get a good insight into the patent field in my role as a patent administrator and I really think that I achieved that. The speaker was excellent!

Emilie Tønnesen
Patent Administrator, COPA Copenhagen Patents

Nov 19 2019

A very knowledgeable speaker. It was very interesting to listen to JoAnna and I particularly liked the practical examples.

Anastassia Tokar
Trademark Paralegal, Etex Services

Nov 19 2019

JoAnna was very engaging and we felt at ease when asking questions.

Chinyere Lindsey
Contracts & Patents Associate, Cancer Research UK

Jun 7 2019

Content was good, very coordinated with what we learnt in the CIPA exam, and close to our work routine. Presentation was great, the slides and resources given out were descriptive and clear. The speaker, JoAnna, was very knowledgeable, approachable, and delivered the contents well.

Jessica Milton
Global Patent Coordinator, Unilever R&D

Jun 7 2019

JoAnna was great, she had excellent knowledge and was there to help with any questions anyone at the course had.

Megan Garraghan
Trainee Formalities Officer, Mathisen & Macara LLP

Jun 7 2019

I felt that the course embedded the learning gained from the CIPA course of last year and the presenter was great. Knowledgeable in her field and pitched it just right as the course had a mixture of delegates at different levels. I think everyone agreed that it was a well-run and a well-delivered course.

Jayne Sloane
Patent Administrator, Unilever R&D

UK

  • Acergy MS Ltd
  • Adamson Jones
  • ALBUMEDIX LTD
  • ArjoHuntleigh
  • Ark Therapeutics Ltd
  • ARM Holdings Plc
  • ARM Ltd
  • AstraZeneca UK Ltd
  • BAE Systems PLC
  • BARCO
  • BATMARK LTD
  • Bookham Technology Plc
  • Bryers LLP
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Canon Europe Ltd
  • Caterpillar Inc
  • ConocoPhillips
  • D Young & Co LLP
  • De La Rue Plc
  • DE NOVO PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
  • Domantis Limited
  • DSTL
  • Dummett Copp LLP
  • EADS Astrium Ltd
  • Flat 5
  • Ford Motor Co Ltd
  • FRKelly
  • GE Healthcare Ltd
  • GE Healthcare UK Ltd
  • Hoffmann Eitle
  • Hoffmann Eitle & Partner
  • ICR
  • Institute of Cancer Research
  • Kilburn & Strode
  • Loughborough University
  • Mathisen & Macara
  • Mathisen & Macara LLP
  • McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
  • Metaswitch Networks
  • Mundipharma International Limited
  • Mundipharma Research Ltd
  • Napp Pharmaceutical Group Ltd
  • Norgine Ltd
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
  • Oxford Gene Technology IP Ltd
  • PHILIPS IP & STANDARDS
  • PLIVA Pharma Limited
  • Powdermed Ltd
  • Queen Mary Innovation Ltd
  • Reckitt Benckiser Ltd
  • Rothamsted Research
  • Rouse Legal
  • RWS
  • RWS Group Ltd
  • Sagittarius Intellectual Property Consultants Ltd
  • Schlumberger Cambridge Research Limited
  • Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
  • Schlumberger Oilfield UK Limited
  • Siemens PLC
  • Smith & Nephew UK Ltd
  • Stratagem IPM
  • Stratagem IPM Limited
  • Syngenta
  • Texas Instruments Ltd
  • The Institute of Cancer Research
  • UCB Celltech Ltd
  • Unilever
  • Unilever PLC
  • Unilever PLC (UK Office)
  • Unilever R&D
  • Unipath Ltd
  • United Biscuits (UK) Ltd
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Sussex
  • Vectura Group plc
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd
  • Vodafone Group Services Ltd
  • Warwick Ventures
  • Wynne-Jones, Laine & James LLP

Netherlands

  • Astellas BV
  • DSM Intellectual Property B.V.
  • DSM IP & Licensing BV
  • DSM IP Assets B.V.
  • DSM IP Assets BV
  • Howrey LLP
  • Koninklijke KPN N.V.
  • KPN
  • Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
  • Life Science Patents B.V.
  • NLO
  • Philips International B.V. - IP&S
  • Royal KPN N.V.
  • SKF B.V.
  • SKF BV
  • Unilever N.V.
  • V.O.

Belgium

  • Business-Integrated Intellectual Property cvba
  • Cargill Europe BVBA
  • CropDesign NV
  • De Clercq & Partners
  • Etex Services
  • GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines
  • Huntsman (Europe) BVBA
  • KU Leuven Research & Development
  • Sofics BVBA
  • Umicore Research & Development
  • University of Gent
  • Valipat SA

Switzerland

  • Actelion Pharmaceutical Ltd
  • ADT Services AG
  • Eaton Industries Manufacturing GmbH - EHQ
  • Novartis International AG
  • Omya International AG
  • Syngenta International AG

France

  • Amadeus S.A.S.
  • Guerbet
  • Sanofi Pasteur SA
  • Sanofi-Aventis Groupe

Sweden

  • AstraZeneca AB
  • Groth & CO KB
  • Krahbichler Intellectual Property Advisors AB - KIPA AB
  • Valea AB

Denmark

  • COPA Copenhagen Patents
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S
  • Guardian IP Consulting A/S

Italy

  • Ms Tang Thuc Linh
  • Provvisionato & Co S.r.l.
  • Sealed Air SRL

Ireland

  • James Hardie Technology Ltd
  • Tomkins & Co

Cyprus

  • FBME Bank Ltd

Finland

  • Orion Corporation Orion Pharma

Germany

  • Ericsson GmbH

Luxembourg

  • Husky Injection Molding Systems SA

Panama

  • Estudio Benedetti

Poland

  • Polish Security Printing Works Inc.

Enrol now

Multiple colleagues?
Talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749

inhouse@ipi.academy