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: 4 May 2022 Live online
  • Also: 10 Nov 2022 Live online

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

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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: on request

Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators

Bespoke

This annual update, specifically designed for senior trade mark and design administrators, includes the latest updates from WIPO with discussion on the Madrid and Hague systems and a review of the differences between US, EU and UK practice and what to do about them.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Next: 17-18 May 2022 Live online
  • Also: 3-4 Nov 2022 Live online

Drafting Effective Pharmaceutical Patents

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Focused

*New for 2020!* 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: 24 May 2022 Live online
  • Also: 8 Aug 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 18 Nov 2022 Live online

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
  • Next: 11 May 2022 Live online
  • Also: 11 Nov 2022 Live online

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

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Focused

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: 11-12 May 2022 Live online
  • Also: 15-16 Aug 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 2-3 Nov 2022 Live online

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

Live online, Classroom
Focused

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: on request

How to Successfully Conduct Oral Proceedings at the EPO

Bespoke

Oral proceedings are appointed in the majority of appeal cases, and in many opposition and examination cases, and so a European patent attorney will almost certainly at some point have to attend oral proceedings, either to defend a client's invention or to attack a patent held by a competitor. To defend your client's interests correctly and competently it is vital to know what to expect at this European level and to be property prepared for it.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Next: 20 May 2022 Live online
  • Also: 22 Nov 2022 Live online

Litigation-Proofing and Proving your Patent Claims

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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: 25 Mar 2022 Live online

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

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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 Mr Tim May
  • + 2 more
  • Next: on request

SPCS for Beginners

Bespoke

A concise one-day training programme for the patents team explaining the practical points to consider regarding SPCs when managing the organisations, or your clients, patent portfolio.

  • Next: 8-9 Feb 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 24-25 May 2022 Live online
  • Also: 10-11 Nov 2022 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: on request

The Patent Box

Bespoke

This one-day programme will look at the impact of the EU and OECD questions about the integrity of patent box regimes and how this has impacted the UK rules and your organisation.

  • Next: 1-2 Mar 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 8-9 Jun 2022 Live online
  • Also: 15-16 Dec 2022 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 Mr James Suggs
  • and Ms Nicole Reifman