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Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

Management Forum
Course summary
Length: 1 day
Price: 699 GBP excl. VAT
Language: English
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 14/06/2017 - London
Course Dates
London
14/06/2017   (English)
699 GBP
14/11/2017   (English)
699 GBP

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

Course Overview

Many patent applications and patents are lost before the EPO Boards of Appeal due to incorrect original drafting. Added subject matter is a recurrent problem: Amendments made during grant procedure, to take account or new prior art, amount to added subject-matter, often fatal in opposition procedure before the EPO, and national courts.

Sufficiency of disclosure can also be a problem, as if initial disclosure is insufficient, amending it can amount to adding subject-matter.

The purpose of the seminar is to identify the problems of added subject-matter and sufficiency of disclosure, and show how they can be easily avoided by careful drafting.

Key Topic Covered

  • Article 123(2) – added subject matter
  • Avoiding problems with amendments
  • Article 83 – sufficiency of disclosure

Who Should Attend

  • Trainee patent attorneys
  • EQE Candidates
  • Qualified European patent attorneys
  • Patent attorneys in private practice
  • Corporate patent attorneys and lawyers
  • People working or training in intellectual property
  • US attorneys working in Europe
  • Those already familiar with the field will find the seminars valuable

Course Programme

Article 123 (2) – added subject matter

  • Tools used in assessing added subject matter
  • Examples and specific cases
  • Broadening of features
  • Intermediate generalisation – essentiality test

Article 123(2) – added subject matter continued

  • Added subject matter and extension of protection
  • Disclaimers
  • Care with original drafting
  • Avoiding problems with amendments

Workshop
Practical exercises to exemplify the concepts used

Article 83 – sufficiency of disclosure

  • Fundamentals of insufficiency
  • Essential features of enabling disclosure

Article 83 – sufficiency of disclosure continued

  • Sufficiency vs added subject matter
  • Care with original drafting
  • Avoiding problems with amendments

Workshop

  • Practical exercises to exemplify the concepts used

Provider: Management Forum

Management Forum

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