Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators

Management Forum
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2 days
999 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: 24/09/2020 - London
Open / Scheduled

Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators

19th Annual Conference Overview

Newly updated 2020 outline programme now available

The event is very participative, providing plenty of time for open questions and round table discussions with the experts. It also offers a chance to learn about procedural issues and the practical aspects of the EPO, WIPO and USPTO.

To maximise the benefit from attending this event, bring your questions along so you can get the answers and solutions you need.

Why this conference is important for you

  • The programme is designed exclusively for you and your colleagues, not for lawyers and attorneys
  • In just one event, you will hear information about:
    • The EPO, WIPO and USPTO
    • Tips and best practices
    • Any projected changes for the next year so you’re right up to date
    • Latest developments of the UP and UPC
  • The speakers come directly from the EPO, WIPO and the USA

At the end of day one you are invited to a drinks reception where you can network with other delegates, and share your experiences and views on important patent formalities issues

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Who Should Attend

Who will benefit from attending this conference?

  • Senior patent administrators
  • Formalities officers
  • IPR and legal assistants
  • Paralegals
  • Delegates from previous years’ conferences looking for the latest information from leading experts
  • Anyone who wants to hear about the latest updates, exchange views and ask questions about important patent formalities issues

Programme - Day One

Introduction from the chair
Catherine Van Houten, McNeill Baur PLLC

European formalities update

  • A review of the changes to the European patent grant procedure which have come into force since autumn 2019, including: – New PPH partner offices
    • Developments with respect to the electronic filing of documents
    • Fee changes
  • Both major and minor changes will be covered, with an assessment of their impact on patent administrators’ daily practice
  • Outlook to upcoming changes: any procedural changes which came into force in late 2019 and those expected to enter into force in 2020 will be presented.
    Christina ten Hövel

European formalities round table

  • An opportunity to share your experiences with the EPO and to discuss approaches and solutions for dealing with the system
    Catherine Van Houten and Christina ten Hövel

PCT update and best practices

  • July 2019 recap and 2020 rule changes
  • Other recent and upcoming changes
    Matthias Reischle, WIPO
  • Effective use of ePCT for filing and post-filing
  • Best practices during the national phase:
    • Ten things that should never happen to you…
    • But if they do, what then?
    • Interaction with your local agent
      Matthias Reischle

PCT question and answer session
Matthias Reischle

Drinks reception

Programme - Day Two

US update and best practice

  • Formalities
    • Inventor declaration
    • Assignment
  • Information disclosure statement
    • Requirements
    • Timing
    • Impact on patent term adjustment
      Catherine Van Houten

Effective nationalisation of your PCT application in China, Korea and Japan
Matthias Reischle

Provider: Management Forum

Management Forum

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 7 reviews

I liked the atmosphere, excellent location, very good and entertaining speakers, much opportunity to meet the other people and I love to hear all kind of details out of my working field...
Excellent speakers! Excellent course, I will recommend that someone from our Company would participate each year.
I loved Catherine Van Houten and Mathias Reischle. They were very professional, but also very fun, made the presentation very interesting and knew what they were talking about. I was very happy to attend this course. The speakers were really good, the content was interesting and the professionality of everybody involved made the whole experience...
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