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Patentability Training Course

A comprehensive and practical seminar covering the key aspects of patentability searching

3 July 2024
+ 9 October 2024 »

from £499

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Course Overview

This one-day course focusses on the criteria and principles of establishing patentability of an invention through searching the literature. 

Patent examiners review patent applications to determine whether the claimed invention meets the established patentability criteria of novelty, non-obviousness and industrial applicability. So it's important to be prepared by performing your own patent searches before filing a priority patent application.

Getting information early can enhance your chances of obtaining valid and enforceable patents.  The course has an emphasis on European and US practice. 

This course is for all those involved with the patent filing process, and in particular IP analysts, patent engineers, patent agents, patent attorneys and other patent and IP professionals. Attend this course to learn how to navigate the complexities of patent searching!

The expert trainer will take you through the principles of patentability searching and how to deal with specific challenges along the way, such as broadening and narrowing your search.  Prior art searching may involve searching patents, scientific, medical, technical literature and other general information on the internet.  

This course is part of our collection of IP & Patents Training Courses.

Benefits of attending

By attending this event you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the searching process
  • Understand the role of data and data sources and how to use them to your benefit
  • Learn to fully prepare for your search and understand what you need to know
  • Get to grips with strategies for retrieval
  • Consider alternative approaches and advanced search strategies

Who should attend?

  • All those working in IP or patent information or patent engineer roles either in industry or legal businesses, including:
    • IP managers
    • Patent research specialists and analysts
    • Patent attorneys
  • R&D scientists and engineers wanting to ensure they are not ‘re-inventing the wheel’
  • Customer service and training representatives in the commercial information provider community who want to know more about what their customers do with patent data
  • All those wanting to consolidate and enhance their skills in searching

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The Patentability course will cover:

Introduction to searching from first principles

  •  Specific challenges of dealing with patent documents

Critical success factors in quality patent searching

  • Data and data sources
  • Search methodologies
  • The human interface

Search preparation

  • What the law expects
  • What the searcher needs to know
  • What the inventor/attorney needs to know

Standard search protocols

  • Basic and improved strategies for retrieval

Alternative approaches

  • Domain-specific tools
  • Principles underlying advanced search strategies

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Jane List
Extract Information Limited

Jane List founded Extract Information Limited, Cambridgeshire, UK, in 2013. Extract Information provides legal and industry focussed patent searching and reporting, IP management support for small companies, and product development consultancy for the information industry. 

Jane previously worked in IP and Information analyst roles at The Technology Partnership (TTP) plc, Xaar plc and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. She also worked in the information industry where she held commercial, content, and product development roles at Lighthouse IP, ProQuest, and DataStar. Throughout her career she has provided training in the retrieval and analysis of scientific, technical, medical, commercial and patent information, most recently through CIIPM where she developed the courses in IP and Commercialisation. Jane has qualifications in Chemistry, Information Science, and IP Law. 

More details

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

3 July 2024

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 14362

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 823 979

Until 29 May

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9 October 2024

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 13958

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 823 979

Until 04 Sep

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price; and apply only when booking multiple delegates on the same date.


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Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, 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

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

Yesim Nurko

Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749