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Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

A two-day seminar for administrative staff in the patent profession on how to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO. *INCLUDES: Practical and interactive exercises*

22-23 Feb 2022 + 3 more dates

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  • Format: Classroom, Live online
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

This practical and interactive course will help administrative staff in the competent preparation of an application for filing before the EPO. The programme will deepen your understanding of this highly complex area by providing information on all the key administrative aspects including the documentation required on filing, the procedural steps to be followed, and details of time limits and fee payments.

These intensive and highly valuable two days will enhance your knowledge of the formalities procedures at the EPO and enable you to be more efficient in your role. The course will also offer the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals from other companies and question our expert trainers on the procedures.

Key topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to the European patent system
  • The European patent application
  • Electronic filing
  • Procedure before the receiving section and search divisions
  • Time limits, fees
  • Loss of rights, transfer of rights
  • Examination procedure
  • Post-grant proceedings
  • Overview of PCT
  • Regional entry before the European Patent Office (EPO)

Why you should attend

By attending this seminar, you will:

  • Master the art of competently preparing an application for filing before the EPO
  • Receive guidance and insights on all the latest administrative aspects
  • Learn which documents are required on filing
  • Understand the procedural steps involved and how to complete them successfully
  • Get to grips with time limits and how they can affect your application
  • Review all aspects of fee payments

Who should attend?

  • Patent administrators and patent formalities staff
  • Office managers in industrial patent departments
  • Patent administrators in private practice
  • Those needing a good understanding of the formal requirements of the European patent system

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Petra Schmitz

Petra Schmitz, European Patent Office, Munich. After studying law at university she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Private Law and Patent Law at the Technical University Munich. In 1989 she started work in the EPO as a lawyer in Directorate Patent Law. Since October 2005 she has been a legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal. She is also a member of the Presidium of the Boards of Appeal. Petra is acting as CEIPI tutor at the University of Strasbourg for the preparation of Part D of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE). She is a co-author in the EPC commentary Singer/Stauder.

More details

Book Formal Requirements of the European Patent System Classroom/Live online training

22-23 Feb 2022

Classroom
London venue TBC

09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 11448

  • GBP 1,099 1,299
  • EUR 1,539 1,819
  • USD 1,714 2,026

Until 18 Jan

  • 2 days 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

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9-10 May 2022

Live online

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 11668

  • GBP 899 1,099
  • EUR 1,299 1,579
  • USD 1,474 1,786

Until 04 Apr

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8-9 Aug 2022

Classroom
London venue TBC

09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 11889

  • GBP 1,099 1,299
  • EUR 1,539 1,819
  • USD 1,714 2,026

Until 04 Jul

  • 2 days 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

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17-18 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 11777

  • GBP 899 1,099
  • EUR 1,299 1,579
  • USD 1,474 1,786

Until 13 Oct

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Reviews of IPI's Formal Requirements of the European Patent System training course


I wanted to deepen my knowledge regarding the formalities procedures at EPO, especially regarding non-common cases, and now I am much more confident with them. I liked the presentations of Ms Schmitz and Mr Mulder very much and the way they transmit their immense knowledge about EPO procedures. I found the course very stimulating and it made me want to acquire more and more knowledge about the procedures we apply every day in our work.

Nov 28 2019

Federica Lena
Patent Assistant, Hoffmann Eitle

Nov 29 2018

The best course for the subject I have attended.

Sophia Florous
Formalities Officer , Industrial Property Organisation

Nov 29 2018

All at a very high level and I must say that both speakers were outstanding. The hand-outs offered will help in our office and the content was comprehensive.

Adriana Fontanarosa
Patent Formalities, Hoffmann Eitle SRL

Nov 29 2018

I found the course very well structured, the presentation was very clear and perfectly conducted by the speakers who were able to give all requested details and maintain the attention of the participants. Just brilliant! I particularly liked the practical examples and exercises.

Lisa Visentin
Patent Formalities, HOFFMANN EITLE S.R.L.

Nov 7 2017

An informative and interesting seminar.

Galina Federau
RDP/Patents-Licenses, itSMS GmbH

Nov 7 2017

Structured, knowledgeable and easy to listen, the speakers were excellent.

Anna Eriksson
IP Coordinator, Awapatent AB

Nov 7 2017

The speakers themselves were clear and easy to understand. They obviously had vast knowledge of patents and were enthusiastic.

Debbie Butler
Patent Administrator, Eli Lilly and Company

Belgium

  • Ablynx
  • Bayer CropScience N.V.
  • Denk IP bvba
  • IMEC VZW

Italy

  • Hoffmann Eitle
  • HOFFMANN EITLE S.R.L.
  • Hoffmann Eitle SRL
  • SEALED AIR SRL

Sweden

  • AstraZeneca AB
  • AWA Sweden AB
  • Awapatent AB
  • Ericsson AB

Norway

  • Bryn Aarflot A/S
  • Bryn Aarflot AS
  • Zacco Norway AS

UK

  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Kilburn & Strode LLP
  • Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd

Germany

  • Ericsson GmbH
  • itSMS GmbH

Netherlands

  • NLO
  • Shell International B.V.

Spain

  • Galbaian S.Coop
  • ZBM Patents & Trademarks

Switzerland

  • Firmenich SA
  • Philip Morris Products S.A.

Canada

  • BCF

Denmark

  • Coloplast A/S

Greece

  • Industrial Property Organisation

Luxembourg

  • Marks & Clerk LLP

United States of America

  • Essilor of America

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