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Legal Patent Searching Training Course

An indepth look at the four types of patent search to help you build a successful IP portfolio.

16 May 2024
+ 31 July 2024, 21 November 2024, 14 February 2025 »

from £499

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Course overview

This Legal Patent Searching course explains the four different types of patent search you may need to carry out whilst building a successful IP portfolio for your company.   

Legal patent searching is a crucial step in the patenting process. It helps businesses make informed decisions to ensure their inventions are novel and eligible for patent protection. By using the searching methods to their full potential, a business can avoid infringement on existing patents and potential legal issues, and make strategic decisions about the best way forward.

The first half of this course focuses on aspects of search theory, the patenting process and patent information theory. This knowledge forms the basis for your search and patent analysis.

The second half of the course provides strategies for executing each type of search and gives guidelines on how to report your results for each type.  

The expert trainer will give you insights into when and how to undertake the patent searches and how they can build into successful portfolio management. There will be ample time for you to ask your particular questions and gain insights from the trainer’s expert knowledge.

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

Benefits of attending

By attending this course you will:

  • Learn about the different types of patent search
  • Understand how these relate to building your IP portfolio
  • Get to grips with search theory and the patenting process
  • Master the strategies for executing each type of search
  • Identify the best ways of reporting your results

Who should attend?

This course has been specially designed for all those working in IP or patent information, or patent engineer roles either in industry or legal businesses. It’s specifically for those wanting to improve and / or update their search knowledge and skills.

The course will be of particular interest to:

  • IP managers
  • Patent research specialists and analysts
  • Patent information professionals
  • Technology transfer officers
  • R&D leads and technical product managers
  • R&D scientists and engineers wanting to ensure they are not ‘re-inventing the wheel’
  • Sales and support professionals of commercial information providers

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The Legal Patent Searching course will cover:

Patent terminology and the patenting process

  • The patenting timeline and the legal search process
  • Patent families, equivalents, and legal status
  • The importance of dates

Patent terminology and the patenting process continued

  • Understanding claims
  • Prior art search tools

Search theory and search types for IP portfolio building

  • Patentability, and other pre-filing searches
  • Opposition search
  • Invalidity search

Search theory and search types for IP portfolio building continued

  • Validity search
  • Monitoring cases
  • Reporting your results

Course review and final questions

  • Useful resources

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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

16 May 2024

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 14336

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

Until 11 Apr

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31 July 2024

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 14337

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

Until 26 Jun

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21 November 2024

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 14338

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

Until 17 Oct

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14 February 2025

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 14339

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

Until 10 Jan

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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.

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

Yesim NURKO
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749

inhouse@ipi.academy