Scheduled In-house

Patents Training Courses

The patent system is constantly changing with continuous updates and legal developments across the various jurisdictions that you need to be aware of. Patent applications and claims need to be carefully constructed and submitted to the patent offices within the current guidelines. Our patent application training courses have been designed to help you improve your drafting skills and ensure that you have the ability to identify and mitigate against risks, as well as understanding the current rules and regulations, which are crucial to the success of your business.


  • Next: 3 Nov 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 5 May 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 9 Nov 2023 Classroom

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

Classroom
Focused

Many patent applications and patents are lost before the EPO, either before Opposition Divisions or before Appeal due to incorrect original drafting, and added subject matter is a recurrent problem. Learn advanced drafting techniques for successful EPO patent applications. *INCLUDES: Interactive workshop sessions and details of the latest case law and its implications*

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Daniel X Thomas
  • Next: 3 Oct 2022 Live online
  • Also: 1 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 20 Jul 2023 Live online
  • Also: 15-16 Nov 2023 Live online

Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations

Live online
Focused

Analyse and discuss the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the areas where things can and do go wrong.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Simon Portman
  • Next: 1-4 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 16-19 May 2023 Live online
  • Also: 6-9 Nov 2023 Live online

Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents

Live online
Focused

Drafting successful pharmaceutical patents is complex and there are many pitfalls and risks to be aware of. You need to ensure you’re maximising the protection for your, and your client’s, pharmaceutical inventions thorough both primary and secondary pharmaceutical patents.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Amanda Murphy
  • and Mr Anthony Tridico
  • Next: 21-22 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 6-7 Feb 2023 Live online
  • Also: 23-24 May 2023 Live online
  • + 2 more

Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements

Live online, Classroom
Focused

Focus on the drafting skills and legal and commercial issues to be considered when drawing up international IP agreements.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Brian Kacedon
  • + 2 more
  • Next: 4 Nov 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 4 May 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 10 Nov 2023 Classroom

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

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Clarity in drafting patent applications has always been a serious issue. The purpose of the seminar is to teach delegates the essentials of clarity, and the most effective use of the problem-solution approach, giving delegates an edge over other parties. *INCLUDES: Interactive workshop sessions and details of the latest case law and its implications*

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Daniel X Thomas
  • Next: 9-10 Nov 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 24-25 May 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 8-9 Nov 2023 Classroom

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications

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This seminar addresses the parallel, but substantially different, rules for drafting and prosecuting patents required by the Examiners and Appeal Boards of the EPO and USPTO.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Bradley Hulbert
  • and Mr David Meldrum
  • Next: 8 Nov 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 23 May 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 7 Nov 2023 Classroom

Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims

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Focused

This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of patent claim interpretation in the USA, UK and Germany.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Bradley Hulbert
  • and Mr Ulrich Blumenroeder
  • Next: 8 Dec 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 22-23 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 15 Jun 2023 Classroom
  • + 2 more

Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA

Live online, Classroom
Focused

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.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Alan Boyd
  • + 2 more
  • Next: 10-11 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 14-15 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 13-14 Jul 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 9-10 Nov 2023 Live online

The Art of European Claim Drafting

Live online, Classroom
Focused

This seminar combines one day of claim drafting fundamentals with a further day of focused workshops.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Joeri Beetz
  • and Mr Leythem Wall
  • Next: 15-16 Dec 2022 Live online
  • Also: 27 Feb-2 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 15-16 Jun 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 10-11 Oct 2023 Live online

US Patent Practice

Live online, Classroom
Focused

What all European patent attorneys need to know - an intensive and highly interactive two-day seminar including discussions on US patent law and strategies and tactics for patent prosecution at the US Patent Office

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Alan Boyd
  • + 2 more