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The Art of European Claim Drafting

Management Forum
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2 days
1,299 GBP excl. VAT
English
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 07/11/2019 - London
Course Dates
London
07/11/2019   (English)
1,299 GBP
19/05/2020   (English)
1,299 GBP
11/11/2020   (English)

The Art of European Claim Drafting

Course Overview

This seminar combines one day of claim drafting fundamentals with a further day of focused workshops. Attendees have the choice of either a mechanical or chemical workshop.

PLEASE NOTE
Attendees will benefit from bringing a copy of the European Patent Convention with them.

Why You Should Attend

  • Enhance your understanding of the principles of the drafting process
  • Refine your drafting skills and understand the fundamentals of European claim drafting
  • Master the art of successfully preparing and defending claims according to European practice
  • Learn techniques to achieve adequate protection while meeting official requirements
  • Analyse the crucial aspects of good description, amendments and interpretation
  • Gain the edge in claims drafting through in-depth chemical or mechanical workshops

Who Should Attend

  • Trainee patent attorneys – preparing short or long term to qualify
  • Patent attorneys in private practice
  • Corporate patent attorneys and lawyers
  • People working or training in intellectual property

Programme Day One

Led by Joeri Beetz and Leytham Wall

Know the invention

  • Know the client
  • Understand the invention
  • Novelty
  • The invention and the prior art
  • Inventive step

Claim drafting fundamentals

  • Clarity
  • Claim scope
  • Dos and don’ts

The importance of a good description

  • Structure of the description
  • Amendments and clarity
  • Sufficiency of disclosure

Amendments

  • Legal background
  • In the priority year
  • After filing
  • Limitation
  • Opposition
  • Inescapable trap

Claim interpretation

  • Art. 69 EPC
  • Before and after grant
  • EP v US

International considerations

  • US
  • PCT
  • Asia
  • Drafting a global application
  • PCT applications and priority pitfalls

Programme Day Two CHEMICAL WORKSHOP

CHEMICAL WORKSHOP

Led by Leythem Wall

Introduction

  • Warm-up exercises
  • Chemical claim types

Further considerations for chemical drafting

  • Exclusion from patentability
  • Exceptions to patentability
  • Parameters
  • Selection inventions
  • Disclaimers
  • Inventive step v sufficiency
  • Sufficiency v clarity
  • Drafting to allow for future amendments

Claim drafting exercise

  • Invention description
  • Essential features
  • Optional features
  • Examples
  • Technical effects
  • Prior art
  • Drafting independent claims
  • Drafting dependent claims
  • Drafting the description

Programme Day Two MECHANICAL WORKSHOP

MECHANICAL WORKSHOP

Led by Joeri Beetz

Preparation phase

  • Closest prior art selection
  • Novel and inventive features
  • Claim categories, technical fields

Claim sketching

  • Requirements of a patent
  • Novelty
  • Inventive step
  • Clarity
  • Essential features

Claim drafting

  • Functional claiming
  • Mere juxtaposition of features
  • One- and two-part claims
  • Scope of protection. How broad?

Dependent claims

  • Claim trees
  • Claim dependencies

Drafting the description

  • Support inventive step
  • Create fall-back positions

Exercises

  • The problem-solution approach
  • Closest prior art selection
  • Claim categories
  • Novelty and inventive features

Provider: Management Forum

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Reviews by course attendees

Vibeke
(4)
I thought it was a brilliant course, that I would recommend to others. It was really good that we were so few people, so one could ask all the "stupid" beginners questions in a closed forum.
Daniele
(5)
The course is well organised, the speaker (Joeri) is excellent, competent, clear, patient and available to answer all our questions. The practical workshop was really useful. Overall opinion: excellent course.
Cristina
(5)
Course is really well prepared and presented. Speaker makes easy to understand everything.
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