Get to grips with the fundamentals of FTO searching, understand the scope of a search and analyse the types of rights you will encounter.
★★★★★ "Stephen Adams was excellent. He has experience in the field, was easy to follow and gave a good answ... more (8)"
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To excel in your searching role you need to get to grips with the fundamentals of FTO, understand the scope of a search and analyse the types of rights you will encounter. Critically, you also need to understand how to interpret and evaluate the results from an FTO perspective. Are you up to date with the latest searching methods and technologies? Can you verify the status of patents and report your FTO search accurately?
This must-attend, value-rich event, led by an expert in the field, will answer all your queries and ensure you’re working effectively and comprehensively to get the best results for your business or client.
This course is part of our collection of IP & Patents Training Courses.
Stephen Adams is Director of Magister Ltd, a patents documentation consultancy and training service. For a number of years, he worked as a technical information searcher in the field of food science at the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food. Following a period as editor of ‘International Packaging Abstracts’ at Pira International, he moved to ICI Agrochemicals (later Zeneca Agrochemicals) to become their principal patent searcher. He founded Magister Limited in 1997. Between 2002 and 2006, Stephen served as the first non-US ‘Director at Large’ for the Patent Information Users Group (PIUG Inc). In 2014, he was re-elected as Vice-Chair of the same organisation. In May 2008, he received a Special Recognition Award from the PIUG. He is also on the editorial board of ‘World Patent Information’, the international journal for industrial property documentation, information, classification and statistics. In 2012 Stephen was named as the IPI-Award recipient by the Selection Board of the International Patent Information Award for that year. He is the author of ‘Information Sources in Patents’, as well as numerous publications and articles.
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22 April 2024
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 13616
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Very comprehensive talk, with great content.
Feb 25 2021
IP Researcher, Oxford Biomedica
Feb 28 2020
Stephen Adams was excellent. He has experience in the field, was easy to follow and gave a good answer to difficult questions.
Oct 11 2018
The speaker was clearly extremely knowledgable and delivered the material in a fun way.
Patent Advisor, Boots UK Ltd
Feb 9 2017
Enjoyed the course and found very useful. Would recommend.
Head of Intellectual Property, Pilkington Technology Management Limited
Feb 9 2017
The course was well structured and delivered by a very experienced person. It delivered what I had expected in a clear and concise manner – I am happy.
Technology Partner, De Beers UK Ltd
Feb 9 2017
Very well-structured course with interesting subject matter.
IP Enforcement Engineer, BIC VIolex S.A
Oct 5 2016
Content was well covered and the speaker addressed questions in a very clear way.
Senior Scientist, Proctor & Gamble Technical Centres Ltd
Oct 5 2016
Everything was up to my highest satisfaction!
IP Analyst, MAS Innovation
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