Novelty and inventive step (advanced level)



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Date

Start: 02.04.2014
End: 04.04.2014

Location

Munich, Germany

Organised by

Working language(s)

English

Description

This seminar provides an advanced level training related to assessing novelty and inventive step. At the beginning of the seminar, a recapitulation of the procedures of novelty and inventive step assessment will be given, including special cases such as partial problems, alternative solutions, implicit features, selection inventions, and juxtaposition/aggregation of features. Reference to related EPO case law will be made. The seminar focuses on hands-on case studies wherein participants will improve their practical skills and knowledge in dedicated practical exercises. Different complex scenarios associated with the assessment of novelty and inventive step will be discussed, including the above mentioned special cases. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss related topics with EPO experts. The seminar takes into account the different technical areas of engineering (physics/electricity/mechanics) and non-engineering (biology/pharma/chemistry).

 

Learning objectives

On completion of this seminar participants will

Content

 Methodology

Prerequisites

Participants must have attended the intermediate level course (for example OS14-2013), and/or must have a minimum of 4 years of patent examination experience. The present course can preferentially be combined with one of OS11-2014 (clarity and unity - intermediate level) or OS12-2014 (clarity and unity - advanced level) which take place right before OS15-2014. Furthermore, a good command of English, both orally and in writing, is expected.

Target groups

Staff of the NPOs of the EPO member states

Level of expertise

Advanced

Medium

Classroom training

Venue details

European Patent Office

European Patent Academy

Isar building

Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1

80469 Munich

Contact

European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1

80469 Munich

Germany

Tel. +49-89-2399 5454

academy@epo.org

Max. number of participants

30

Reference

OS15-2014

Registration deadline

Deadline for registration is over.