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.
25 Mar 2022 + 2 more dates
Technology and software have influences across most business sectors in relation to leveraging growth, and this has important implications for IP and patent laws. This intensive one-day event will help you to understand the development strategies impacting software patents and update you on the major developments in European patent law, in particular GUI inventions and ‘mixed’ inventions with both patentable and non-patentable subject matter.
Under the guidance of our expert faculty, you will learn how recent US case law impacts software patents in the US and become proficient in exploiting the differences between the US and Europe regarding the scope of available patent protection. The course will provide a review of key tactics for US practice and give you an understanding of the latest US strategies in dealing with obviousness and the rise of indefiniteness and written description issues.
Having an experienced in-house lawyer on the faculty will ensure that you benefit from his practical knowledge on selecting and protecting software technologies and get invaluable insights into foreign filing strategies.
You will get to grips with how to avoid pitfalls in claim drafting using case studies and understand whether patent protection should be available for software-related and business-related inventions. A practical workshop session will provide ample opportunity for discussion with the expert faculty and consolidate your learning.
Timothy May is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Finnegan LLP. He has over 20 years experience in the field of US patent law, with significant experience counselling clients on software patent matters. Tim currently manages the patent portfolios for several European clients in various software, medical device and electrical and mechanical technologies. He regularly speaks on software patent issues. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a Patent Examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined applications involving digital and software technologies. From 2006 to 2011, Tim was located in the firm’s European office and continues to work with many European clients.
Alan Boyd is a partner at D Young & Co. Before he joined the patent law profession, he was a software engineer researcher and research assistant. Alan’s main areas of expertise include computer architectures, embedded systems, digital electronics, telecommunications and networks. He is a member of D Young & Co’s electronics, engineering & IT team, and has a great deal of experience in drafting and prosecuting patents for a range of clients. He is also an examiner for the legal paper in the European Qualifying Exams.
Andy Spurr is a patent attorney at Canon Europe, specialising in software related inventions with a particular focus on video encoding and standard essential patents. Before joining Canon, Andy spent 8 years at a private practice IP firm where he worked with numerous software start-ups, advising on how to best leverage their IP to create commercial value.
25 Mar 2022
09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
05:30-13:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 11575
Until 18 Feb
27 Sep 2022
09:00-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:00-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:00-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 11701
Until 23 Aug
7 Dec 2022
London venue TBC
09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 11913
Until 02 Nov
Overall, this webinar was very good.
Sep 25 2020
Senior Patent Attorney, Essity Hygiene and Health AB
Sep 18 2019
I was completely satisfied with the course. The content was very well selected and the speakers were professional in their presentations.
Head of Intellectual Property Unit, Univerza v Ljubljani
Sep 18 2019
Good course, good speakers, relevant content.
European IP Attorney, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Bremen) GmbH
Mar 6 2019
The speakers were all good and their materials were well presented.
Senior Attorney, Stratagem IPM Limited
Mar 6 2019
European and Italian Patent Attorney, Notarbartolo & Gervasi S.p.A.
Mar 6 2019
A good selection of experienced and responsive speakers – you can ask many questions and they have the ability and experience to respond. Enough content to keep you busy for some time when you come back.
Patent attorney, IMEC vzw
Sep 20 2018
I really appreciated the level of insight from experienced practitioners in the field. Alan and Tim are especially effective communicators. In an area which is technically and legally complex, I felt that they delivered clarity without oversimplifying the issues at stake. Highly recommended.
Patent Attorney, Unilever
Sep 20 2018
Very good content. Splendid examples of how to address s101 objections. Good balance of male and female and private practice and industry attendees and speakers.
Senior IP Attorney - Head of Technical IP, Amadeus SAS
Mar 7 2018
Very good - I liked the practical angle.
Lawyer, Onsagers AS
Mar 7 2018
Patent Attorney, D Young & Co LLP
Sep 29 2017
Excellent presentations and examples. The speakers answered all of the attendees' questions.
Jan van den Hooven
Patent Attorney, NLO
United States of America